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Cattle and sheep to return to Baldock nature reserves

PUBLISHED: 09:41 05 June 2019 | UPDATED: 09:41 05 June 2019

The livestock is set to return to Ivel Springs and Weston Hills. Picture: North Herts District Council

The livestock is set to return to Ivel Springs and Weston Hills. Picture: North Herts District Council

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Ivel Springs and Weston Hills in Baldock will be home to eight English longhorn cattle and 20 sheep as grazing season gets under way.

Four cattle and the sheep will move in to graze the northern and southern slopes at Weston Hills next week, taking up temporary residence until September, after years of successfully grazing at the site.

A further four cows will arrive at Ivel Springs in July and will remain there until September, grazing the pasture land next to the main entrance to the site.

This will be the third year that the longhorns have gone to Ivel Springs.

Councillor Steve Jarvis, North Herts District Council's executive member for environment and leisure, said: "We are very pleased to welcome back the longhorns and sheep to the Baldock nature reserves. They benefit biodiversity and always prove to be a big hit with visitors.

"We urge people to be respectful of the cattle and sheep and to always keep their dogs under control and on lead when walking near them."

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