Highlands originated in Scotland and are a hardy breed. They not only eat grass, but actually forage much like a goat, eating brush, briers, etc. Their metabolism is slower so they eat less than your average cow, making them well suited for smaller land/homesteads, and perfect for quality grass-fed beef. Their meat is naturally lower in fat while still being well marbled, and is considered a specialty meat. In addition, these animals are quite docile and are even utilized as dairy animals. Our Highlands are registered through either the Heartland Highland Cattle Association (HHCA) or the American Highland Cattle Association (AHCA), or both.
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Preservation through utilization of this magnificent, ancient cattle breed is of great importance. The motto, "breed the best, eat the rest" will ultimately lead to great things for Highlands and those who love and appreciate them for their attributes of hardiness, thriftiness, easy calving, great mothering ability, docile nature, and efficient grazing/browsing tendencies.
Amber was our first Highland cow. She is a beautiful, loving, gentle girl who loves to be brushed, hugged and loved. She is halter trained and even milk trained. Then along game Lucy Moo! Lucy was a twin (two girls), who was orphaned by her mother on the same day Amber’s calf was born sleeping. We grafted Lucy onto Amber and they’ve been mother and daughter since. We plan to have milk, meat, hides, horns and skulls as well as registered Highlands available soon!
Meet the Rest of Our Fold
We've recently added more adorable coos to the family and we're super excited about the direction we've chosen for these magnificent animals here at Higher Ground. With the purchase of a super confident and eager young bull, we're excited for breeding homegrown Highlands! Check out some of our growing fold, pictured below.