A HERD of Dexter cattle are the latest beneficiaries of the long-standing relationship between Cheshire Wildlife Trust and Cheshire-based Edmund Nuttall civil engineering contractors.
Skilled workmen from Nuttall spent a day working on Bickley Hall Farm, near Malpas, constructing a handling pen for the unusual breed of cows that live at Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s rural headquarters.
The steel structure, made from the same materials used for road safety barriers, will be invaluable to the cattle’s well being.
Not only will it mean cows can be herded into a small area for health checks to be carried out more easily it will also allow calves to cool down when they are kept indoors throughout the winter months.
Allan Stubbs, from Cheshire Wildlife Trust, said: “The workmen from Nuttall did a sterling job in building the cow pen, which is already proving to be a major help.
“Corporate relationships have proved invaluable to the trust over the years and it’s a privilege to work with Nuttall, which shows continued commitment to conservation in the Cheshire area.”
For more details about corporate membership opportunities with Cheshire Wildlife Trust, call Allan Stubbs on 01948 822205.