The Scottish Highlander Cattle you see pictured are raised right here in Nebraska! They are grass fed and grass finished. They are very healthy eating and taste amazing!
All the normal cuts of beef such as steak, ground, chuck roast and more are available. Scottish Highlander Cattle are originally a Scottish breed of rustic cattle that started out in the Highlands (thus the name). As you can see they have wide horns and long wooly coats that look beautiful. They actually have a double coat of hair. The outer hair which is very long covers the undercoat and helps them to withstand wintery and rainy weather, they survive weather that would put other cattle at risk. They are excellent foragers and so it makes sense that they are one of the best breeds to have grass fed and grass finished. Highlander Beef is also typically leaner than most beef because their weather insulation comes from the long fur and not the fat. The beef is very low in cholesterol. Highland Cattle used to be reserved for the Royalty. No more! Get them at our store raised right here in Nebraska!
Highlands have long eyelashes and forelocks, which help shield their eyes from flying insects, and as a result, pinkeye and cancer eye may be less common. Highlands do not stress easily, so stress-related diseases occur with less frequency. Also, other bovine diseases affect the Highland less, due to the genetic advantages they have achieved. The double coat of hair (long coarse, outer layer and soft wooly inner layer) is one of the most notable differences between Highlands and all other breeds. The coat reduces the need for expensive barns and shelters. It is not unusual to see Highlands grazing a day or two after a winter storm with snow still melting off their backs as they are that well insulated. In the southern hotter climates, the Highlands shed out and have a very short hair coat during the summer months, similar to other cattle breeds. The older the Highland, the more they will shed out during the hot weather.
According to one breeder, Highlands feed intake does not increase until -18 degrees Fahrenheit compared to 32 degrees Fahrenheit in many other breeds. In addition, the long hair means that the animal does not have to produce a layer of fat to stay warm. This allows the animal to marble naturally on low input forage while producing lean, low fat, high quality cuts of beef. Highlands shed out earlier in the spring and produce less hair in warm climates making them suitable throughout the U.S.