"Mayfield Poll Highland Cattle"
The Scottish Highland - without horns!
The highland has a long shaggy coat in winter, a double coat of long hair and an undercoat of shorter hair. The highland will lose its long top coat in summer and will start to regrow its hair in autumn. The length of coat varies from animal to animal.
A lot of people are intrigued with the Scottish Highland COO! I am certainly one of those, the majestic breed descendant from Scotland swept me off my feet 25 years ago (1991) when we purchased our first two highland cows.
Since then we have been showing our registered Highland cattle at Royals and Country shows mainly around Victoria.
About 2008 I decided that I also wanted to breed the commercial highland (without horns) so I have been breeding the Poll Highlands for a few years now and find them easier to handle. Since the introduction of the new Health and Safety rules with all states of Australia coming in line, you don't have the problem of cutting of the horns before they go to market.
The Scottish Highland can either have horns or not have horns.
It is your choice!
If you use a homozygos poll bull or dam, their offspring will be poll.
If you use a poll and a horned highland, the offspring will be horned or poll ( 50%).
To produce your first cross highland, you use a pure poll highland and any other beef breed.
To produce your second cross, you use a pure poll highland bull and your first cross female.
To produce your 3rd cross, use a pure highland bull and your second cross female.
To produce your pure highland, use your pure highland bull and your third cross female.
To produce a pure poll highland, cross a horned highland bull or cow and mate with a poll highland - 50% chance of a poll offspring
With the increasing interest of the Poll Highland, a few members decided to start their own Society.
The Poll Highland Cattle Society Inc. registers poll, horned and miniature highlands. If you have unregistered highlands, contact the Society for registration application through the "Inspection process." If you would like to join our Society, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a dedicated page on this website for
The Poll Highland Cattle Society Inc.,
- access to this page is from the top of this page.
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