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THE ALBION CATTLE SOCIETY

 

   Hello and Welcome to The Albion Cattle Society!

This site has been created to provide information about the breed and to allow Albion cattle to be registered.

Albions have recently been officially recognised as a true native breed by being added to the Rare Breeds Survival Trust watch list. 

This is fantastic news, with lots more work to be done to increase the breed population which currently stands at  approximately 170 Albion females. (BCMS:August 2019)

To find out more about the Albion Cattle, click HERE.

 

August 10, 2020

 Some lovely pure-bred calves have been born this year; above and below are the first calves sired by Speckles Iceman in the Scout Beck herd. The lower 3 photos, (by kind permission of Andy Jones, ) are from the Leam herd in Derbyshire. The cow with calf is a recent calving by Speckles Ferdinand.

 

June 24, 2020

This smart bull calf is Sullivan of Leam, out of the beautiful Albion pictured below.  

Albions are sustainable, native cows and are perfect for conservational grazing. They maintain land that cannot be used for anything other than livestock, allowing an ecological habitat to flourish and thus keeping their carbon footprint to a minimum. 

May 18, 2020

 As we continue to socially distance, life goes on with the animals. Many calves are being born; here are a couple more Albion heifer calves, increasing the numbers.

March 30, 2020

This lovely photo was taken at the Cotswold Farm Park.

The ground is suddenly drying out; some beautiful spring weather accompanied by some icy mornings and the odd snow shower!

The Coronavirus has undoubtedly taken a hold of all our lives. However, times like these make us truly appreciate our local environment and enjoy things that were unnoticed or overlooked. Farmers in particular have the pleasure of space; the sight of b...

March 5, 2020

At last we have some semen from a new Albion bull; Speckles Ferdinand. It was an on-farm collection, following TB testing and various blood tests and then being kept in isolation until the results came through and the vets were able to come out. The house, being handily close, was used as a laboratory as the vets only send the semen off to the freezing lab if the sperm is suitably active and in good amounts. Ferdinand produced...

February 9, 2020

Ruth Dalton has decided to move on from her dedicated work at RBST and that was a sad day for the Albion Cattle Society. Ruth was working in the north-west area of the country a few years ago and became involved with the Scout Beck herd of Albions after the sad passing of the owner, Michael Bottomley. Since then she has acted as 'chief advisor' to our small society, encouraging us along the lengthy, slow route to becoming offi...

December 20, 2019

Christmas time is upon us and I thought that this hawthorn looked 'christmassy' as the poor cows sheltered from yet more rain.

November BBC Countryfile episodes featured Adam's Albions again, particularly the herd TB test; this has led to more enquiries for Albion cattle. With other farm herd TB tests at this time of year, making cattle movements easier, some lucky new members now own their first Albions. Below is a shot of the...

October 21, 2019

 The weather was beautiful after such a stormy night so we could all take our time and really enjoy the sights at Cotswold Rare Breeds Farm. particularly the Albions. It was lovely to see the herd with so many blue cattle together. With 3 of last year's heifers next door and a young, very smart black bull in another paddock, we managed to see all the Albions and were shown round the rest of the farm as well with manager, Mike...

September 28, 2019

More beauty from the Lake District where the National Trust have found exciting plant diversity exists in areas that have been grazed for years by Albion cattle rather than the usual sheep.

August 6, 2019

Be sure to get involved with #farm24 this Thursday 8th August

 on all social media platforms to promote British farming and the Albion! 

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Save the Albion!

RBST accept the breed on to their watchlist.

2012 report commissioned by Natural England

The Blue Breed of Bakewell

Thanks go to Mr A Cheese for permission to use the article

Albions in the Ark magazine

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Recent Posts

August 10, 2020

May 18, 2020

December 20, 2019

September 28, 2019

August 6, 2019

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Registering Your Cattle

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