Looking for Normande cattle breeders

Farm Wheeler

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Livestock Farmer
I'm wondering if anyone can help me! I'm trying to find pure bred Normande cattle (or as close as possible) but having very little luck. The UK and Irish Breed societies have both been dissolved, and the only references I've found to breeders have been in news articles a few years old but I can't find the farmers in question based on those alone. Seeing as there's no breed society to join, does anyone have any recommendations for how I might find some of these cattle, short of going over to France myself? (and before anyone says "rare for a reason" etc etc I know but please humour me) I'm based in Devon - any advice would be appreciated!
 
Give Rib Wills from UK sires direct a call. They are based down here in Devon and Rob brought a French guy from Evolution genetics our here a couple of years ago to try and sell me some Normande straws.

The only place I've ever seen any is Riverford at Totnes. They would be crosses not purebreds though.
 

Farm Wheeler

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Livestock Farmer
Give Rib Wills from UK sires direct a call. They are based down here in Devon and Rob brought a French guy from Evolution genetics our here a couple of years ago to try and sell me some Normande straws.

The only place I've ever seen any is Riverford at Totnes. They would be crosses not purebreds though.
Cheers will do!
 

Scholsey

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Location
Herefordshire
I'm wondering if anyone can help me! I'm trying to find pure bred Normande cattle (or as close as possible) but having very little luck. The UK and Irish Breed societies have both been dissolved, and the only references I've found to breeders have been in news articles a few years old but I can't find the farmers in question based on those alone. Seeing as there's no breed society to join, does anyone have any recommendations for how I might find some of these cattle, short of going over to France myself? (and before anyone says "rare for a reason" etc etc I know but please humour me) I'm based in Devon - any advice would be appreciated!

i’m intrigued to why you want some normandies?
 

som farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
They make nice rugs👍🤣
we have a few x's, vet wants a hide, to go in front of her fire !
Importing them, might not be so difficult, presuming trade still happens, post brexit. Dan Newman would be the chap to ask, very regular importer, from that part of france, we have had a pure, through him.
 

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