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Holstein-Fresian Cattle

Observed: 17th August 2011 By: jja28
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Holstein-Fresian Cattle (Bos taurus) - Darley 18 Aug 11

Not a wild animal but a domestic one. However this is being included as cattle are beneficial to the environment and local wildlife in many ways - they graze and hence promote new plant growth, they fertilize the soil with excretions, they provide a micro habitat for certain invertebrate etc etc.

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maybe not

They say that cattle are a large cause for concern in greenhouse gases,so maybe not as beneficial as we think,plus pollute streams with there faeces when not fenced off.