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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.

News

Stars of the Future Show Results

14 November 2017

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Farmers Guardian Article on Highland Cattle

01 November 2017

Catherine McKechnie, Highland Cattle Society Council Member and Chair of the Advertising and Promotion committee leads by example with a excellent article in the Farmers Guardian Smallholders Supplement bestowing the virtues of the Highland Breed and promoting the society. A don't miss read, see the...

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

Drinks Reception

10 February 2018 at 6.30pm

A drinks reception at The Royal Hotel, OBan PA34 4BE

Tel: Hotel - 01631 563021 Society - 01786 446800

Annual General Meeting of Highland Cattle Society

10th February 2018 at 5pm

The Royal Hotel, Oban PA34 4BE

Tel: 01786 446800

127th Annual Spring Show & Sale of Highland Cattle at Oban

10th, 11th & 12th February 2018

Oban Livestock Centre, Upper Soroba, Oban. PA34 4SD

Tel: 01631 562233

Annual Spring Ceilidh

11th February 2018 (7.00pm for 7.30pm)

The annual spring ceilidh will be held at the Royal Hotel, Oban, PA34 4BE. Tickets can be purchased online at our shop or by contacting the Society Office.

Tel: Hotel - 01631 563021 Society - 01786 446800