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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.


Royal Welsh Show Results

19 July 2016

Angus MacDonald was presented a tough job judging at the Royal Welsh show and in scorching heat. The numbers were up on the last few years and the quality of cattle was tremendous.

Great Yorkshire Show Results and Photos

11 July 2016

Judge David Maughan had a smaller number of cattle to judge, than in recent years, but nevertheless the quality was superb. The Overall Champion from Mr Mark Braines was Ezra of Earn a Three Year Old in calf Heifer who won at the Great Yorkshire in 2015. This is only the second time an animal has w...

BVDFree England - Launches today - 1 July 2016

01 July 2016

BVDFree England is an industry-led scheme designed to eliminate BVD virus from all cattle herds in the country by 2022. It will develop a national database, storing individual and herd test results for scheme members. BVDFree is based on achieving the elimination of BVD through identification and re...

Highland Cattle Society Grand Raffle

30 June 2016

The Highland Cattle Society are once again holding a Grand Raffle with some spectacular prizes. The draw will take place at the Autumn Ceilidh at Oban on Sunday 9 October 2016. Tickets are £1 each and all proceeds will go to the Society. Prizes include: Round of Golf for 4 at Balmoral Castle Cas...

Changes to the Official Highland Cattle Society Sales

16 June 2016

The Council of the Highland Cattle Society met on 2 June 2016. In that meeting a number of changes were made regarding the Official Highland Cattle Society sales. Our next newsletter is not due until September 2016 so in order to give you timely information I have outlined these changes in the attac...

Shows & Events

ESHCC Treasure Hunt

24th July 2016

This years treasure hunt will be hosted by John and Jenne Singer, Kintore Castle Fold

Tel: 01561 320 717

Sale of Breeding & Store Cattle

29th July 2016

Dalmally Auction Mart, Dalmally, Argyll, PA33 1AE

Tel: 01838 200267

ESHCC Weekend Away

19th - 21st August

A visit to the West Edmondsley fold, by kind permission of the Braines Family and touring the Seam Fold in Eggleston hosted by Simon and Emma Haley.

Tel: 07585007594

MSHCC Fold Visit (Oakwood Fold)

25 September 2016

Visit to the Oakwood Fold, Lower Lady Meadows Farm, Bradnop, Leek, Staffordshire. ST13 7EZ

Tel: Lyn Gwynn (MSHCC Secretary)