IF THE Queen approves of Red Polls then surely the breed must be an excellent choice for one’s herd.
Just as Corgis are the dog of choice, Red Polls are a favourite of Queen Elizabeth, who runs a large herd of Red Poll cattle on the grounds of Sandringham Estate, in Norfolk.
She loves them so much they were even the meal of choice at last year’s royal wedding.
While Sandringham Beef, as it is know, operates on a very large scale, Red Polls also prove to be ideal for use in small farming situations in Australian conditions.
Just ask James Selby, “Riverrock”, Yarramundi, (pictured) who believes Red Polls are an ideal choice for his small farm.
Mr Selby said they decided on the Red Polls after attending an agricultural course.
“My wife and I did a course at Richmond TAFE, Rural Production which was a night course, and the lecturer put us on to the breed.”
Mr Selby said Red Polls had a quiet temperament.
“We’ve never had any problems with them,” he said.
“We are also not very experienced, so we also wanted something that calved easily, so we’ve never had problems with that.”
“They don’t eat us out of house and home either.”
Red Poll cattle will be on display at the Farming Small Areas Expo at the Hawkesbury Showground on November 9 and 10.
Breeders Garrick Mulchay, Wairakie stud, Kurrajong, and Richard Wilkinson, Baladeen stud, Bringelly, will present talks and demonstrations on a range of topics from handling to vaccinations and general husbandry tasks.
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