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.
New Breed Secretary
The Highland Cattle Society are delighted to announce the appointment of new Breed Secretary Sian Sharp of Cheeklaw Farm, Duns. She comes to the society from an agricultural background with a wealth of administrative experience. Currently Sian is a partner in the family farm, with a pedigree Aberdeen Angus herd. She is very much looking forward to being part of this iconic breed. Sian will be starting at the beginning of October and will be present at the Oban Autumn Sales to meet breeders and members of the society and there will be a 2 week handover period with the current secretary Hazel Baxter to ensure a smooth transition.