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Belle 1989 – 2014

We are sad to record that BELLE our (French) Limousin Beef Cow , suddenly went off her legs and died on 13th March 2014. She was in her 25th year, and had outlived her calf FIFI by some six years. The pair came to us at Woodgate from a poor upland farm near Leek in Derbyshire where Belle was being used as a suckling cow for a herd of dairy cattle. For economical reasons she was due to be sold to Market for slaughter along with her calf, before we came along. The rest is a happy history with them both living out their natural lives to the full with us at the Urban Farm and providing many years of interest and enjoyment to visitors, staff and placement alike.