Sarah Appleby's - "Paul and I took the reins here we inherited a very large holstein friesian type that wasn't suited to our low input, grazing way of farming. We have crossed those big old girls with a Danish Red, Montebeliarde and then back to a British Freisian which has meant healthier, happier cows suited to grazing with a good temperament. We also like a cow with good strong feet, a well placed udder with good teats, happy to calve easily! (We calve outdoors on 'standing hay' from August.) The butterfat/protein ratio has been great with this breeding but obviously fluctuates through the year."