The Gloucester is one of the oldest breeds and it originated in the Severn Vale and throughout Gloucestershire, England.
The Gloucester is a dual purpose breed with attention being paid to both its beef and milk/cheese producing qualities.
They are a black brown colour with a white tail, belly and a white streak on the back, the hair is fine and short. The breed is horned which are fine, wide and turn upwards with black tips. The breed in medium in size and is slow maturing but from this produces fine-grained marbled beef.