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We did it!

The Highland group of three was victorious for the first time ever at this year's Royal Highland Show in the Marks & Spencer Native Group Competition.  The team included the overall Highland Champion Banrigh 3rd of Hyndford from Mr Alan Prentice, HM the Queen's  winning 2 year old heifer Connachat 90th of Balmoral and Eoin Mhor 11th of Mottistone from Mr Michael Poland.  All animals were bred by exhibitors.

The Highland group of three were victorious for the first time ever at this year's Royal Highland Show in the Marks & Spencer Native Group Competition.  The team included the overall Highland Champion Banrigh 3rd of Hyndford from Mr Alan Prentice, HM the Queen's  winning 2 year old heifer Connachat 90th of Balmoral and Eoin Mhor 11th of Mottistone from Mr Michael Poland seen here with stockman Willie MacLean and his daughter Lynne MacLean.  All animals were bred by exhibitors. 

Overall champion Highlander Banrigh 3rd of Hyndford bred by exhibitor Mr Alan Prentice - this three year old heifer is out of Banrigh 2nd of An Sidhean and by Jacobite of Benmore

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.

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News

Michael Gibson, CBE

31 July 2015

It is with sadness that we have to inform you of Michael Gibson's funeral on Wednesday, 5th August 2015 at 12 noon in St Laurence Church, Forres, Morayshire. Michael was a past president of the Highland Cattle Society and former chairman Agricultural Committee of the Scottish Landowners Federatio...

Fold Visit - Moorside Fold

06 July 2015

Moorside Fold - Sunday 26th July 2015 1 Old Guy Road Mountain Queensbury Bradford BD13 1JB Please confirm attendance to by email to a.lcameron@btopenworld.com • RAFT Solutions - Will be doing a talk on bull assessment and semen testing using the results of one of our tested bulls, which wil...

Highland Cattle Society Breed Secretary Position available

04 June 2015

An opportunity to apply for the Highland Cattle Society breed secretary position has become available, Current secretary Hazel Baxter will be moving on in October. For full job description please contact Hazel at the society office.

Opportunity for Members

25 May 2015

Moocall is an innovative new non invasive calving detection sensor which has taken the Irish market by storm and has over 2000 unit sales since Christmas . We have been given rave reviews since we hit the market in December 2014 and are experiencing a large growth in sales ever since. www.moocallse...

Highland Gaetherin

20 May 2015

The first national Highland Cattle show is being held at this year's Black Isle Show on Thursday 6th August 2015. Full details can be downloaded here and get more information from Gordon McConachie gord.ali@btopenworld.com

Pedigree Shows & Sales

Oban Autumn Show & Sale

Sunday 11th & Monday 12th October 2015

Oban Livestock Centre, Upper Soroba, Oban

Tel: Tel: 01631 570631