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For the last two months we’ve had 15 Dexter cattle out on Caldbeck Common.





For the last two months we’ve had 15 Dexter cattle out on Caldbeck Common as part of our Common Rights. These rights give us the right to graze our animals over 9000+ acres of fell ground. I think I’m right in saying we are the only commoner that exerts their rights over the High fell which is basically the flanks of High Pike.

We use a technology called @nofence which tracks and can control where the animals graze by remote GPS electric shock.

So far Over the last 8 weeks our animals have only gone more than 500 meters from our boundary once. When they wandered about 5 KM away. The collars were great as the pinpointed exactly where they were.

The last pic shows where these animals have grazed over the last week and the blue dot is our farm. It’s interesting how close they’ve stayed and they feel almost hefted to this patch now. Makes you wonder if it’s how the countless generations ago which started the common grazing found that their young animals just stayed next to the herd in the enclosed land and that’s how hefting started.

They’ll stay out another 2 months and then come home fat and happy.


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