Our prize-winning young bull Fromus Premier has been bought by the Kelmarsh Trust. At Kelmarsh, for more than a century British White cattle have been regarded as integral to the traditional management of their estate. The pictures show the Northamptonshire landscape and the familiar good looks of their cattle. We hope that the new Fromus bloodline will enhance the breed characters and the calm temperament of Premier.
The Kelmarsh Estate is a typical midland agricultural landscape covering over 3,500 acres, made up of a mix of arable cropland with pasture, woodlands and parkland. … Much of the parkland lies above a deserted medieval village, and as such is a Scheduled ancient monument which is grazed by a pedigree herd of British White cattle.
The herd were established by George Granville Lancaster, who bought the land in 1902 and they have been managed by the estate ever since. By 1926, his son Claude had taken over the management of the herd; his sister Valencia considered it essential ‘that a home farm should be retained as being traditional to a landed estate’ and both siblings developed a life-long passion for the cattle. According to these wishes, the herd is still managed by an in-house team today.
pictures and Kelmarsh-specific text © Kelmarsh Estate