Also Angus and Charolais Crosses
SCOTTISH HIGHLAND CATTLE
Known as far back as the 12th century, with even some evidence marking them as early as the 6th century,making
the Highland one of the oldest and purest breeds of cattle today.They ranged the wind swept,rain driven Highland Islands of
Scottland. Where only the hardest could survive the rough and often minimal forage.
Brought to this country in the later half of the 19th century,makes them one of the oldest registered breed
in the USA today.
Their claim to fame is the ability to survive and also thrive,where other breeds would die.
the large long horns are intimidating to many,the Highlands are very even tempered,and like so many of the rare or ancient
breeds,do not stress easily. With a higher intelligence then most of the "new"breeds of today,one can easily halter train.Even
the bulls are more docile then other breeds.They respond especially well to quiet handling.
Highlands have a very hardy constitution.And add to that the thick,shaggy double coat that easily allows them
to live outdoors even in the harshest of winters.The coat also makes it unnessassary for the Highlands to add that thick layer
of fat,other breed put on for warmth during the winter.Minimal shelter is needed,a nice stand of tree's or a 3 sided
shed is enough for winter,and provides enough shade in the hot summer months as they will shed out their long hair in warmer
climates. Keeping their long fretlocks to shield their eyes from insects.
Extremely hardy,combined with the ability to thrive on the poorest graze,and the need for little or no
feed supplements,or extra grain for weight gain,or good body condition. They often eat what other cattle would pass by,they
excel at browsing,and will clear the area of any thick brush.Their feed intake won't increase until minus 18 degree's F. Where
all other breeds increase at 32 degree's F.
Their meat is a beautifully marbled,fine grained beef,that is lean but of very good quality and taste.
It is also low in cholesteral . They cross very well with other cattle breeds such as Angus and Charolais.
Raised completely natural, here on this farm without being fed, growth hormones,
steroids or antibiotics. Nor are implants of any type used. Organic is what is strived for with all this farms animals.
|Those Lazy Bovine Days Of Summer!
All calves are SOLD for this year.
Highlander Bull Calfs
Baxter is a bottle Calf....
Both are friendly and easy to handle...
|BAXTER (Bottle Baby)
|4 1/2 months old
Thank You Butch & Sonja King Family...Russelville, KY.
THANK YOU NETHERY FAMILY,Shelbyville, KY.
DWEEZ ( DW)
D.O.B. Nov. 28, 2009
Charlais/Highland cross Yearling Bull.
Approx. 500 pounds...Gentle. Easy to handle...Good around other livestock. Favors the Highlands with
the exception of being polled like the Charolais. Low birthweights and ease of grow out ...combined with the Highlands
very hardy nature, makes this a superb cross.
He will make an excellant breeding bull prospect for your operation.
SOLD...Thank You Dennis Family!
SOLD, Thank You Jan and Anna Zimmerman!
Sold ! Thank You Baetzel Family! KY.
Thank You Everyone!
CINNAMON, SOLD!Thank You Mckay Family,KY.
PIPER, SOLD! Thank You Bewley Family,KY.
Discounts : For multi-purchase,4H, or return buyers.
|Highlands Enjoying the Ice Storm
REASONS FOR ADDING SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS TO YOU BREEDING PROGRAM
People are often skiddish of cross breeding their purebred livestock,but here are a list of reasons why
we and many others are turning to hybrid or crossbreed cattle .A majority of the traits below are hereditory.
Highlands are excellant Mothers,unassisted births are the norm.Due to the Highlands wide pelvis.And due to
the slim build,and medium bone structure of the calf.Weights fall in the range of 50-75 pounds. Caesareans and prolapse
are rare in this breed.Noted also for their high fertility,and consistant calving.Their milk is high in butterfat,which allows
the calves nice weight gain..
Highland cows average weight is between 1000-1200 pounds and can calve all of 20 years. The Bulls are
aggressive herd breeders. Their bodys are long,their legs are short,rendering hoof and leg problems minimal at best.Their
teeth are unusually durable,resisting the wear and decay found in most cattle.
Cancer,pink eye,sun burnt udders are almost unknow.Bloat is extremely rare and this breed is free of genetic dwarfism. The
large horns are definately a preditor deterrent,when the calves are threatened,the cows will circle the calves into the middle
and face the threat,face on,horns pointing outward. Not many threats will withstand their formitable frontal stance.
Adding a Highland bull to your farm,eliminates calving problems with out reduction of weaning weights. Increases
your calf survival, Strong,healthy growing calves that will outwinter easier and cheaper then any other cattle breed.
Highland genetics can be of great value to the farm/rancher/ producer that wants a high quality cross breed herd.
Now you can see why so many are choosing the Highlands for their breeding and cross breeding programs!