BBC R4 Farming Today: Dexter Cattle in Cork

Aug 14, 2012, 02:23 PM, Crossoge, Cork, Ireland

A 'mini-cow' breed that stands at just 4 feet in height and thrives on poor quality upland areas, is making a comeback in Ireland. The Dexter breed is native to the country but until recent years, numbers were very low. One of the farmers who's rejuvenating this breed is Dr. Steve Collins from Bedfordshire. He spent most of his life working on humanitarian projects in Africa .

Today, he lives on a remote 140 acre farm in West Cork. I travelled high up into the mountains to meet him and his herd of little Dexter cows.

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