Shorthorn Cattle


This excellent native breed originated in the North East of England in the late 18th century and originally had a dual purpose: beef and dairy production. In the late 1950s UK beef breeders decided to start their own section of the herdbook and now the Shorthorn’s excellent genes means that the breed’s genetics have been used in the development of over 40 different breeds worldwide to this day. Shorthorn, as a breed, is also popular amongst UK farmers due to it’s ability to live on homegrown forages. Furthermore it is popular amongst the UK meat consumer because Shorthorn beef is renowned for its high eating quality, excellent marbling and beautiful flavour.