About Scottish Highland

One of the oldest domesticated cattle breeds in the world, they were a large source of early Scottish people as the family milk cow and beef for their table. Highland cattle have a somewhat smaller frame than many other commercial breeds, and a long "top coat" with fine under-hair that keeps them warm and dry during harsh winters.  Their coat color can range from almost white to black and include reds, brindles and dun. Purebred highland cattle naturally have horns and not normally de-horned at birth as are so many other commercial breeds.


A mature highland bull weighs approximately 1800 lbs. Horns on highland bulls generally grow horizontally pointing forward and slightly downward. Though they look fearsome, they are generally easy going and mild mannered.  A mature highland cow weighs approximately 1100 lbs. Their horns that sweep up and outward with fine dark tips. Natural hardiness and great mothers make them the perfect choice for those new to raising cattle.


Scottish highland Cattle carry themselves in a very regal manner. With their almost prehistoric appearance, easy going temperment and intelligence they are a very special breed of cattle to raise.

Dancing Cow Farms was established in Wellsville, Kansas in 2010.  We started with a herd of 7 Scottish Highland Cattle.  Since 2010 we have focused on providing the highest quality livestock to our surrounding area.  


We have continued to grow in our offerings and now are home to Kiko, Boer and Fainting goats, Mini Donkeys and an assortment of Rabbits (Flemish Giants, English Lops, Mini Rexes).  


Whether you are looking for grass fed beef, to start your own herd, 4-H needs or just a pet to add to your hobby farm, we are here to answer any of your questions and help you meet your needs.  

 

Other Fun Facts About Highlands


  • A herd of highland cattle is known as a fold.
  • The hair or "bangs" on their forehead often covering their eyes is called a dossan.
  • It is not uncommon for highland cows to produce calves into their late teens.
  • They are extremely intelligent and though their appearance may hide it, very athletic. (Watch for jumping!)
  • The breed has not changed in over 200 years and is one of the purest breeds in the world.

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