Welcome to the Gloucester Cattle Society
Welcome to our online resource, here you can discover why we believe the Gloucester is a breed worth preserving and promoting. If you have any questions about our cattle, or society or just to see what we are up to; join our forum.
A Stockmans Delight
Gloucesters are a joy to keep to see them lying peacefully on a fine summer evening with the sun shining on their lusterous black-brown coats, or standing with white tails swishing and thriving calfs alongside is a stockman's delight hard to match.
The Gloucester breed is strikingly beautiful. The body is black-brown with black head and legs. A white stripe passes down the back, continues over the tail and down over the udder, covering the belly. Mid-length, up-sweeping horns, are white tipped with black.
The Advantages of a Gloucester
The Gloucester is one of our rarest and oldest native cattle breeds. Traditionally a dairy cow, it has earned the reputation as a truly dual purpose animal, producing both high quality beef and milk from poorer quality grazing. Easy calving, docile and naturally good mothers, they are commercially viable in all situations.