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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.












Jack Ramsay - Millerston Fold

22 September 2020

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of our great friend and member of The Society Jack Ramsay, on Sunday, September 20, 2020. A true gentleman, an able and extremely knowledgeable stockman across many breeds, fur and feathered and purveyor of stories, mentor and dear fri...

October 2020 Oban Sale Catalogue available on-line now

17 September 2020

October 2020 Oban Sale Catalogue available on-line now

Hints & Tips for Buying Highland Cattle

13 July 2020

Hints and Tips for Buying Highland Cattle Before buying, get advice from somebody who knows both the Highland breed and the sellers, and if possible, visit the large shows and the Highland Cattle Show and Sales to get a good feel for the cattle and chat to breeders. Visit Highland breede...

Beef 2020 Report

04 December 2015

The Beef 2020 Report has been released. Executive Summary The group’s vision of the Scottish beef supply chain is: “A confident market driven grass based cattle industry using leading edge technologies capable of delivering profitably to the home and world market high provenance, quality beef...

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