Quenby Hall has a herd of around 150 Longhorn cattle that have ancient links with the estate, as the many old paintings of the herd grazing in front of the property show.
The breed is regarded as the oldest pure breed of cattle in England.
A massive animal, with a deep, long body, the Longhorn is named for its extra-long, down-curving, horns.
It came close to extinction in the last century as farmers and drovers abandoned the breed in favour of the new Shorthorn cattle.
However, the Longhorn has experienced a resurgence in popularity because of its ability to produce quality beef from grass.
Today there are more than 2,500 registered pedigree females.
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