Scottish Highland cattle are known for their long wavy coats and the fact that both males and females have large horns. They originated in the Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland and they are a hardy breed due to their native environment, the Highlands of Scotland. This results in long hair, giving the breed its ability to overwinter. We appreciate this quality in Hood River, Oregon. We are just east of the Cascade Mountain range that divides Washington and Oregon’s wet (West) and dry (east) sides.
Bulls can weigh up to 1,800 pounds and cows up to 1,100 pounds. Their milk generally has a very high butterfat content, and their meat, regarded as of the highest quality, is gaining mainstream acceptance as it is lower in cholesterol than other varieties of beef. Being pastured raised also improves the levels of Omega-3 fatty acids present in the beef.