Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24
  1. #1
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    473
    Location
    WEBSTER, MN
    Tractor
    JD 4720

    Default Highlander cattle

    Is there any one out there running Highlander cattle?

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    719
    Location
    Falling Waters, WV
    Tractor
    Kubota BX23

    Default Re: Highlander cattle

    You mean these?
    i dont have any but my wife ( and I ) think they are awesome. We saw this pair while driving around the PA countryside and had to stop to snap some pics.

  3. #3
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    302
    Location
    SE, Michigan
    Tractor
    PT-422 2002 Robin eng.

    Default Re: Highlander cattle

    Here is a site:
    http://wolfemountainfarms.com/

    that raises / sells / and teaches about these animals.

    If you will email Mrs.Wolfe (wolfe1@getgoin.net) she is full of knowledge and always willing to help others if she can. She can probably help you with any questions.

    If you contact her, tell "Abe" from Michigan said hi.

  4. #4
    Elite Member ToadHill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    2,711
    Location
    Catt county New York
    Tractor
    Kioti DK35, Ford 8N, Oliver Cletrac

    Default Re: Highlander cattle

    I don't have them, but I have a neighbor who does. They survive cold weather very well and have a very gentle disposition. They can live on some really poor forage and reproduce easily.
    I can't control my day but I can control my attitude.

  5. #5
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    416
    Location
    Ohio
    Tractor
    Have a few of this and that...but I bleed green!

    Default Re: Highlander cattle

    We have 2 Scottish Highlander steers, we were training to be oxen. Due to life getting in the way that never developed. As mentioned above for the most part they have a sweet disposition, the one is actually cranky and the other one likes more attention.

    From what I recall, the picture is that of females, the horns are more upright vs males that stay more hozional. Last time we measured tip to tip was around 52" and they know exactly where those tips are. One night the one got his tip in the belt loop of my back of dad's jeans and took him for a little suprise. LOL.

  6. #6
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    473
    Location
    WEBSTER, MN
    Tractor
    JD 4720

    Default Re: Highlander cattle

    Thanks guys. Currently working with a herd of about 30 about half and half bulls and cows. Before anyone gets upset, this is a left over herd that was marginally cared for the past couple years. Am currently reducing the herd slowly by monthly intervals to the locker plant. The herd has much better disposition now that some of the naughty ones have been relocated to little white packages in the freezer. Biggest complaint have gotten back on the beef is that there is not enough fat in it so people try to cook it too much and end up with something that is more suitable for walking on, but the flavor is wonderful.

    On the hoof sales have been weak if at all. Lookers but no buyers unless giving them away, like it is a favor or something. North and west of here, calves that were going for $200 are now going for $100 if at all. Yet in the grocery store they have no problem charging $4.29 for a pound of 96% lean.

  7. #7
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    473
    Location
    WEBSTER, MN
    Tractor
    JD 4720

    Default Re: Highlander cattle

    Quote Originally Posted by ToadHill
    I don't have them, but I have a neighbor who does. They survive cold weather very well and have a very gentle disposition. They can live on some really poor forage and reproduce easily.
    You should see how exciting it is when you get too close to baby and mom is not amused! Good thing the herding dog was there to draw her off some.

  8. #8
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    416
    Location
    Ohio
    Tractor
    Have a few of this and that...but I bleed green!

    Default Re: Highlander cattle

    Sounds like the place where we got ours at, he had a bunch of them (a few hundred maybe), just couldn't market that lean of beef. He took VERY good care of them. Some people have said they are "too cute" to put in a freezer.

  9. #9
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    473
    Location
    WEBSTER, MN
    Tractor
    JD 4720

    Default Re: Highlander cattle

    Quote Originally Posted by deereguy
    Sounds like the place where we got ours at, he had a bunch of them (a few hundred maybe), just couldn't market that lean of beef. He took VERY good care of them. Some people have said they are "too cute" to put in a freezer.
    Have heard that theory, but they are not as cute when they are out for the umteenth time since they feel the grass is better on the other side of the fence. No fence will hold them then. Better is trying to separate calves out, they will travel thru at least 2 fences and a creek to get back to the 'kids'.

    Anyone know of any tanners left that will do hair on tanning? I have done it but a whole cow hide is just too big for me to handle.

  10. #10
    Bronze Member TimC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    77
    Location
    Candia, NH, USA
    Tractor
    2007 Kioti CK25 Gear w/ KL130 Loader

    Default Re: Highlander cattle

    There's a guy down the road that has one of those. We were sure it was a Yak!
    2007 Kioti CK25 Gear, New Style KL130 Loader, Loaded R4s, Tooth Bar, 5' Tuffline Box Blade, 5' Howse Rotary Cutter, 5' LMC finish Mower

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.