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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.


Native Bred Pedigree Beef Sale - Chelford

12 November 2016

The Native Bred Pedigree Beef Sales will take place at Chelford on Saturday 12 November 2016.

Highland Cattle Society Grand Raffle

26 August 2016

The Highland Cattle Society are once again holding a Grand Raffle with some spectacular prizes. The draw will take place at the Autumn Ceilidh at Oban on Sunday 9 October 2016. Tickets are £1 each and all proceeds will go to the Society. Prizes include: Round of Golf for 4 at Balmoral Castle Cas...

Prettiest Calf Competition

26 August 2016

Don't forget to get your "Prettiest Calf" photographs into the society office by 30 September 2016. The winner will be announced at the Ceilidh on Sunday 9th October.

Show Fold Competition - Deadline 30 September 2016

26 August 2016

The show fold of the year competition is aimed at recognising those folds who enthusiastically devote their time throughout the summer months exhibiting their animals at various local and national shows throughout the country. Exhibiting at local and national shows provides a platform to promote th...

Stars of the Future - 12 November 2016

24 August 2016

Entries are now open for the 2016 Stars of the Future show. Please see link below to download the entry form and health declaration.

Shows & Events

Highland Cattle Society Workshop / Open Day

Sunday 4th September 2016

Craigowmill Fold by kind permission of Ken & Eva Brown. Ledlanet, Kinross, KY13 0RR.

Tel: 01786 446800

MSHCC Fold Visit (Oakwood Fold)

25 September 2016

Visit to the Oakwood Fold, Lower Lady Meadows Farm, Bradnop, Leek, Staffordshire. ST13 7EZ

Tel: Lyn Gwynn (MSHCC Secretary)

Oban Autumn Show and Sale

Sunday 9th & Monday 10th October 2016

Oban Livestock Centre, Upper Soroba, Oban

Tel: 01786 446866

Chelford Sale of Highland Cattle

Saturday 12th November 2016

Chelford Agricultural Centre, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Tel: Tel: 01625 861122