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Council backs cattle-rearing plan

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The herd is to be reared on land next to the M32

A city council has approved a proposal for it to breed cattle to provide beef to local schools.

Bristol City Council plans to raise the Dexter beef cows on land near the M32.

Councillor Gary Hopkins said: "By grazing beef cattle we can provide a cost-effective way of keeping the grass cut on an enormous green space."

A spokesman for the vegetarian group Viva!, which had protested against the plan, said it would be healthier for the children to be vegetarian.

Mr Hopkins added: "The beef produced will be organic and grown close to home, reducing the pollution and environmental damage caused by transporting it long distances. "

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