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The Highland Cattle Society

Highland cattle, with their long horns and flowing coats, have spread from the west of Scotland and are instantly recognisable throughout the world. Written records go back to the 18th century and the Highland Cattle Herd Book, first published in 1885, lists pedigrees since that time.

In the British Isles folds are found from the furthest south to the extreme north on many different types of ground varying from the slopes of the Sussex Downs and the fenlands of East Anglia, to the windswept machars of the Outer Hebrides.

New folds, as herds of Highlanders are known, are founded every year both at home and abroad and in recent years Highland Cattle societies have been started in Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Holland, Finland, France, Switzerland and Norway. There are Highlanders in Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Estonia, USA, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Poland, and the Faroe Islands.


Scottish Beef Event 2017

08 June 2017

The Scottish Beef Event 2017 will take place at The Fans, Earlston, Berwickshire with kind permission of the Stewart Family. Please click the link for further details.

The Scottish Farmer - Letter - Beef Quality Must Come First

12 October 2016

Please click the link to read a letter submitted to the Scottish Farmer.

Results of the Autumn Show & Sale

11 October 2016

Please find attached the Autumn Show & Sale results and photos.

Stars of the Future - 12 November 2016

03 October 2016

Entries close on 14 October 2016. Please see link below to download the entry form and health declaration.

East of Scotland Club Dinner & Presentation - 26 Nov 2016

27 September 2016

The East of Scotland Club are holding a 3 course beef themed dinner and presentation on 26th November 2016 at Balgove Larder, St Andrews, KY16 9SF from 4pm until 10pm. Tickets are available from Grace Noble or John Singer at Oban or by sending a cheque for £35 to Grace Noble. See the attached poster...

Shows & Events

Chelford Sale of Highland Cattle

Saturday 12th November 2016

Chelford Agricultural Centre, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Tel: Tel: 01625 861122

Stars of The Future

12th November 2016

Stirling Agricultural Centre, Stirling, FK9 4RN

Tel: 01786 473055

126th Annual Spring Show & Sale of Highland Cattle at Oban

12th February & 13th February 2017

Oban Livestock Centre, Upper Soroba, Oban. PA34 4SD

Tel: 01631 570631