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Raising and Supporting

SCOTTISH HIGHLAND COOS--20 yrs!*

Scottish Highland cattle were on the endangered list of becoming extinct 30+ years ago. However, more than 60,000 cows and bulls have been registered in the United States in the American Highland Cattle Association to date. Their heritage is one of hardiness and ease of calving. We chose to raise HIGHLANDS for that reason. They are to cattle what Coopworths are to sheep!

Their 'hair' is also useful for spinning exotic coarse yarns and felting uniquely useful matts and blankets - and an occasional hat.   

HIGHLAND CATTLE GENETICS

  • Excellent Mothering
  • Easy Calving
  • Strong, Get-Up'n'Go Calves
  • Strong Foragers
  • Easy Handling
  • Low Fat, No Cholesterol Beef
  • Extreme Herding / Gathering Instinct
  • Hardiness 

WWH Pinky Champagne Reg. #52859

daughter of Misty Morn's "River" ("Glenfiddich") Reg. #49048 and again, our Agnes Gail Reg. #45811 

"Pinky" calved September 1, 2020 and her little heifer calf, "Thiona Faye" Reg. #60737, suffered from a heat stroke and severe dehydration her second day, being born in a September's horrific, unexpected 90-degree weather week. She and Pinky have remained here at our house pasture since. Both have recovered from the trauma and are doing extremely well. Pinky comes for apples when we call her and Thiona pushes her out of the feed pan to insure she gets her share. Pinky is a great mom and one of the most striking Highland cows you will find anywhere. And yes, temperament is everything!

*NOTE: We have kept only our one Highland 'coo'...my "Pinky"...and her calf, "Thiona Faye". We will pasture Highland steers here to provide meat for ourselves and family and we will always support and promote Scottish Highlands as a worthy breed--a heritage breed that should be appropriately bred and maintained for their hardiness, forage efficacy, and genetic diversity...we ask please that no one promote either the miniaturization or the unnecessary weight and frame expansion (as is so popular in the current US cattle industry) of this magnificent heritage cattle breed originating from the Highlands of Scotland!    

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