Cattle in parks in Havering

Havering Council are showing some initiative in the management of the grass in Bedfords Park.

Undoubtedly motivated by the £300,000 saving they expect to make over the next ten years, but the use of grazing animals to manage vegetation is widespread on land managed for conservation, so it is good to see it being extended to public parks.

We can think of a few in Bexley that could benefit. Woodlands Farm on Shooter’s Hill use cattle and sheep to manage the wildlife value of their farmland as well as a ‘crop’.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/cows-to-move-in-to-london-park-to-save-money-on-cutting-the-grass-9637022.html

 

Red Poll Cow

Red Poll Cow

 

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