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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.

121st Autumn Show & Sale

Our next Premier Show & Sale will be hosted by United Auctions at Oban Livestock Centre on the 7th & 8th of October. 

The show will start 9.30am on the Sunday Judged by Mr David Souter, followed by a celidh dinner & dance at the Royal Hotel on Sunday evening for the prize giving.

UA Auctioneer Raymond Kennedy will open the Pedigree sale on Monday at 10am which will be followed by a new commercial section of unhaltered non-pedigree Highlanders.

We look forward to welcoming you all to Oban again this year.

News

SHOW FOLD COMPETITIONS AND PRETTIEST CALF COMPETITION

11 September 2018

IT'S COMPETITION TIME! SMALL & LARGE FOLD COMPETITION: Rules o Any open show where there are 2 or more exhibitors (with at least a total of 10 exhibits present) forward and a HCS Panel Judge officiating will be a qualifying show. o As the Competition is self administered, therefore the competit...

Canadian Student looking for Work Experience

09 September 2018

CAN ANY OF OUR MEMBERS HELP THIS YOUNG LADY? IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP PLEASE GET BACK TO: info@highlandcattlesociety.com. First of all, let me introduce myself; My name is Kelly-Ann Savoie, I am currently a student in Animal production in a school here in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada. We have 3 ...

Data Protection (GDPR) Privacy Notice

31 May 2018

Highland Cattle Society GDPR - Privacy Notice - Current Members Dear [Member] Highland Cattle Society (the "Society") General Data Protection Regulation New regulations protecting your personal data, and setting down new data protection rights, take effect from 25th May 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...

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