HEALTHY FOOD - HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT
Our native and slow-growing cattle, sheep and pigs are suited to life in the hilly wilds of Craswall.
The White Parks are great for conservation grazing. The cattle are non-selective grazers, easily converting coarse, mixed herbage, trees and shrubs. Closely descended from wild cattle, their digestive system has not evolved to cope with concentrated, cereal-based feeds. These discerning cattle much prefer deep-rooting herbs and tree leaves, giving them an important place in regenerative farming systems.
Similarly our rooting pigs enjoy the same plants and also turn the soil, providing new opportunities for plants and insects to flourish
These are key grazers, doing the same job as the wild boar and cattle of a ancient Britain.
Their eating and browsing action is the driving force behind our natural ecosystems, loosening the earth, trampling in plants and seeds, ripping off branches and feeding soil, plant and insect life with their dung. They are an essential ingredient of a healthy, diverse ecosystem upon which a myriad of plants, animals, fungi, protoctista, and bacteria rely on.
They are also a vital part of our fight against climate change; a central component of biodiversity restoration and carbon capture, and a source of natural, nutritious food converted from inedible (for humans) plant material.