Direction of use
This breed is suitable for extensive farming also in harsh climates since it is, both robust and undemanding. It is characterized by its excellent fertility, easy calving and by its good breeding performance due to its very good mothering skills and high milk performance. It is long-living and good-natured and has a good meat quality. When crossing with Simmentals, Limousin, Charolais and other breeds, one gets excellent offspring.
Statistics & Distribution
- Austria: 300 animals
- Breed proportion in Austria: 0.01%
This breed is represented in the UK, especially in the Highlands of Scotland, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Uruguay. All of these countries have their own breeding organisations. In Germany there are a number of herds and the trend is rising.
Control farms (Herds): 1
Height (cm, Ø): 125
Weight (kg, Ø): 500
Animals in Control farms: 5
Registered cows: 1
Origin: Scotland (GB)
1947: The Cadzow brothers crossed Beef-Shorthorns with Scottish Highlanders, further breeding only within crossbreds, soon there were animals with the typical characteristics
1965: Recognition as an independent breed by the British government