Sussex Cattle are a red breed of beef cattle from the Weald of Sussex, Surrey and Kent, in south eastern England. Descended from the draught oxen long used on the Weald they were selectively bred from the late eighteenth century to form a modern beef breed which is now used in many countries around the world. They have a thin summer coat and many sweat glands, but grow a thick coat in winter, so they are suited to both hot summers and cold winters. They have a placid temperament but can be very stubborn. The beef produced is of a fine texture, with a traditional flavour that is much in demand by high quality retail outlets.