The cattle are experts at improving unproductive land and maintaining a balance of plants. They will thrive on rough fodder enabling less competitive grasses and flowers to flourish.
In winter, their diet is naturally healthy as they don’t require expensive feed compounds that are now suspected of being a disease risk. They have a thick skin and long shaggy coats to protect them, even in blizzard conditions and temperatures as low as 20 degrees below zero.
The breeds natural immunity to many diseases minimises the need for antibiotics and other medicines.