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A breed of cattle, probably with a White Park origin and some Highland blood. The herd was established in 1872 in Bangor, North Wales, but was of Scottish origin. It's been a closed herd since this date, except for the introduction of a White Park bull from the Cadzow herd in the early 1900's - and is named after the park where the herd was kept. It's now maintained at the Temple Newsam Estate, near Leeds.
They are a 'primitive-looking' breed with an angular body, sloping pelvis and sickle hocks.the horns grow upwards, while the colouring is white, with black points on the ears, muzzle, eyelids feet and teats - although they can be completely black.
The size of the herd is listed as 'critical' by The Rare Breeds Survival Trust - so they need contributions to their cause; a recent survey showed only 20 breeding females remaining. For more information contact: TheYaynol Breed Society, c/o The White Park Cattle Society, Wimpole Home Farm, Wimpole, Arrington, Nr. Royston, Herts. SG8 0BW. Tel: 01223-207804. See 'Rare Breed Survival Trust'
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