Welsh black


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Welsh black

dual-purpose black cattle breed originating in Wales, UK.
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Until the early 1970s the Welsh Black was regarded as a dual purpose breed for both dairy and beef production and now, with vastly improved genetics, the animal of the present day still combines the best of both.
As soon as the celebrations are over, the shed will be cleared ready for Hafod Ifan's Welsh Black open day on Saturday, October 3.
He said he agreed to pay a premium price for registered Welsh Black beef to reassure customers of the meat's provenance.
It had nothing to do with the Welsh Black Cattle society and 99.
Group member Rhodri Jones said: "We wanted to emphasise the passion we have for our native breed, I'm very optimistic about the future of the Welsh Black cow and we have to capitalise on initiatives like this to secure it.
It's no coincidence that the Welsh Black is the only native breed of Wales - they are the animal best suited to the climate, the terrain and the grassland of Wales.
All known Welsh Black Associations around the world are being invited to an event that will include tours of both islands.
So why don't you ask your local butchers for a joint of Welsh Black beef as your Sunday joint on St David's day this year.
And as most Welsh Black bulls are reared on small family farms, it had been difficult to make meaningful comparisons between bulls reared under different environments.
The group is working with Agrisgop to raise the profile of the Welsh Black cow, and last week three members outlined the project to deputy farming minister Rebecca Evans at an Agrisgop reception on the Royal Welsh showground.
It is an old-fashioned, traditional breed which was becoming scarce but these breeds are becoming fashionable again and that's certainly the case with the Welsh Black and I can see why it is.
The artists proof, of a Welsh Black bull, was donated by former society president OG Thomas, of Chwaen Goch, Llanerchymedd.

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