There has been a Longhorn herd at the castle since the 1970s. Over the years our cattle have won numerous trophies at various agricultural shows and we have had a number of Breed Champions at the prestigious Great Yorkshire Show.
The herd was established and managed for many years by the late Peter Boylett whose hard work and dedication as farm manager at Raby Estates helped to create one of the country’s premier Longhorn herds here at the castle.
Longhorn cattle originate from the north of England and are well known for their easy going temperament, hardiness and longevity.
Last summer we welcomed the arrival of a new bull to our herd of Longhorn cattle at Raby Castle. Raby Kaiserchief was actually bred here seven years ago.
People tell us that they enjoy seeing the Longhorn cattle grazing in the castle grounds over the summer months. They are a welcome seasonal spectacle along with the deer in Raby Park and we feel they enrich the experience for our visitors.
Look out for the Longhorns when you’re visiting the castle this season.