FARMING IN GUERNSEY A large proportion of the area is given over to dairy farming. Pasture is found in small, irregular fields and the cows are tethered to limit grazing to specified boundaries. Such very intensive system is necessary because of the restriction of space. The Guernsey breed of cow is renowned for the high fat content of its milk (45%). The milk is turned into local cheese, butter and yogourt. The fields not utilised in dairy farming are ploughed and fodder crops are usually grown (e.g. maize and sugar beet). A local breed of goat is found grazing on any small piece of waste land.
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