Cattle recruited for eco reasons

Forestry Commission ecologist Tom Dearnley with Simmental cattle on a mission to munch their way through vegetation in Kielder.
Forestry Commission ecologist Tom Dearnley with Simmental cattle on a mission to munch their way through vegetation in Kielder.

The Forestry Commission has recruited Simmental cattle for the first time to graze a precious mosaic of grassland and woodland at Kielder Water and Forest Park, to see if the animals can help encourage a more diverse eco-system.