Large consignment of Simmental cattle heads across Atlantic

A large consignment of Simmental cattle has been shipped across the Atlantic to the Azores.

The shipment, which left on Tuesday (7 February), is one of the largest for the breed and consisted of 12 heifers and three bulls.

The consignments came  from Mr and Mrs Moffat, Innerwick Farm, Dunbar, East Lothian; Richard McCulloch, Over Hill House, West Lothian, and JC McLaren and Partners, Knox House, Crieff, Perthshire.

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The Azores is composed of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean about 1,360 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal.

Simmental cattle being loaded into container

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