Herd of Kerry cows been raised at Farmleigh House in Dublin.

A herd of Kerry cows is being raised at Farmleigh house in Dublin. The herd which was bred at Muckross in Killarney was chosen to enable the people of Dublin see the almost extinct herd. The breed is famous for its ability to survive and milk well in rough territory and is distinguished by its black head.Its traditional home was the slopes of the Kerry Mountains. Chief Herdsman at farmleigh Louis O` Raferty says its national policy to preserve the breed as part of our heritage. He says the strategy of dispersing the Kerry cow means a disease outbreak at one location will not threaten the survival of the breed nationally.