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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.


East of Scotland Club Trip to Great Yorkshire Show

19 April 2018

The East of Scotland Highland Cattle Club Trip this year is to the Great Yorkshire Show on 9th to 12th July 2018. Bookings for this trip will close on FRIDAY 27th APRIL 2018. There are just a few spaces left, so please contact John Singer on 07786 396504.

Sherbourne Castle Country Fair and Rare Breeds Show

30 March 2018

Location: Sherborne Castle, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NR Date: Bank holiday Monday 28 May 2018 Classes: Sheep: Primitive, Shetlands, Heath/Hillbred, Portland, Shortwool, Longwool, Wool on the Hoof, Fleeces, Young handler, Friendliest Lamb Pigs: Berkshire/Large Black, British Lop/Larg...

North of Scotland Highland Cattle Club Trip to Finland

06 March 2018

Trip to Finland Wednesday 13th September – Sunday 16th September 2018. We have been invited by the Highland Cattle Club of Finland to tour many of their folds prior to the Finnish Highland Cattle Show in September 2018. This invite came after many of the North Club members hosted a visit from the F...

121st Autumn Show and Sale 2018

20 December 2017

121st Autumn Show and Sale 7th & 8th October 2018

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...

Shows & Events



Entries for the above sale on 6th and 7th May 2018 require to be submitted to United Auctions by Friday 23rd March.

Tel: 07831380335

Spring Rare Breeds Sale of Cattle, Sheep and Pigs and Poultry - Beeston 12 MAY 2018

English Premier Show and Sale of Highland Cattle

Beeston Show and Sale on 12 May 2018 held under the auspices of the Highland Cattle Society. The closing date for entries is 23 April 2018 All forms to be sent to along with all required documentation.

Tel: Tel: 01786 446866

SHERBOURNE CASTLE COUNTRY FAIR and RARE BREEDS SHOW at Sherbourne Castle, Shrebourne, Dorset, DT95NR

Monday May 28th 2018

Schedules/entry forms from: Ruth Summerley, 4 Watercombe Lane, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2ED Tel 01935 428405 by email from or downloaded from the website Closing date for entries: 5 May

Tel: Ruth Summerley, 4 Watercombe Lane, Yeovil, Somerse