Gloucester cattle are strikingly beautiful and ideal for parkland and conservation management. They fit well into an extensive system and providing the land drains well and they have some shelter, they will thrive if out wintered, growing a good protective coat.
Docile and amenable, Gloucesters respond well to individual care. A flat lactation curve, gives an even production of milk for up to 300 days. This is kind to their udders and helps their longevity, for which they are renowned, breeding for 12 to 15 years. Gloucesters also take well to hand-milking and make ideal house cows.