Thread: Highland Cattle
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Unread February 3rd, 2011, 18:18
Rhodie Rhodie is offline
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Highland cattle are an adapted breed for cold climates, easy keeping and low maintenance under extreme conditions. The negative aspects are the horns, long hair and slow growth, they have a ready market for quality grass fed beef for niche sales, and the horns are sought after in some countries. To produce a more saleable weaned calf, they can be crossed to a larger commercial breed to give a bigger faster growing calf for the mainstream market, while keeping the cost of production low with the Highland being the environmentaly adapted breeding cow with easy keeping qualities.
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