Advertisers love to put images of grazing cows on dairy products. However, the animals you are mostly likely to see grazing in the British countryside are beef cattle.
The rows of colourful seed packets on display in large garden centres in the UK may look as well stocked and tempting as ever, and big seed companies too, continue to offer a wide choice of conventional, mostly hybrid varieties.
The variety of cattle breeds is glorious. Whitebred Shorthorns have pure white coats and pink noses. Dark noses and ears give British White particularly expressive faces.