We never intended to have cattle at Berllan, but having learned of the importance of our lowland rhos pasture, we realised that cattle are the only way to preserve this rare habitat. We chose Dexters as hardy, native cattle who are light on the land and can happily winter out.
We currently have three cows and three steers who will eventually produce beef. They spend their days grazing the wildflower meadows and browsing the scrub and trees, and are all real characters and a pleasure to have on the farm.
They also travel to other sites in the area which are managed by the Caeau Mynydd Mawr Marsh Fritillary Project where they are used to preserve and improve habitats for the very rare Marsh Fritillary butterfly.