We did it!
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.