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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.

 

New council members.    

3 new members join our Society council.

Following the retirement of John Singer, Robert Tedbury & Jim Ogston, we have 3 new council members in Ann Chinner, Hilary Barker and Greame Easton. Angus MacGillivray returns for a second term. All pictured with our President Gordon McConachie after our recent AGM.

 

 

 

News

OFFICE CLOSURES (April 2019)

08 March 2019

WIth effect from Monday 29th April 2019, the office will be open on Mondays from 9am to 1pm and not 1pm to 5pm until further notice. As a result of Leave the office will be closed on the following days: Monday 8th Monday 15th Friday 19th Monday 22nd Thursday 25th (pm) Friday 2...

HCS AUTUMN SHOW & SALE, OCTOBER, 2019

05 March 2019

The HCS Autumn Show & Sale in Oban is on the 13th & 14th Ocotber 2019. Entry forms are not available as yet but information updates will be on the HCS website and facebook page.

Proposed Council Meeting Dates - 2019

06 December 2018

Saturday, 9th February, 2019 Royal Hotel, Oban Oban Show & Sale & AGM Friday, 22nd March, 2019 Stirling Agricultural Centre Friday 31st May, 2019 Stirling Agricultural Centre Friday 16th August 2019 Stirling Agricultural Centre October or November date to be decided for the Show ...

The 220th Annual Westmorland County Show

22 November 2018

The 220th Annual Westmorland County Show will take place on Thursday 13th September 2019, at the County Showground in South Cumbria. Westmorland County Show includes a full range of Highland Cattle classes and is delighted to be hosting the prestigious Burke Trophies in 2019.

New Bull Registration and DNA Process

15 November 2018

Would Members please note that with effect from 1 December 2018 all DNA Hair Samples and DNA Profiling Forms should be returned to the Society office and not sent direct to AHT. Forms and accompanying instructions have been amended appropriately.

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