Highland Cows In Angus And Perthshire Scotland

Tour Scotland Spring travel video of Highland cows grazing in a field on the border beween Angus Region and Perthshire. The highland breed of cattle has a long and distinguished ancestry, not only in its homeland of western Scotland, but also in many far flung parts of the world. One of Britain's oldest, most distinctive, and best known breeds, with a long, thick, flowing coat of rich hair and majestic sweeping horns, the Highlander has remained largely unchanged over the centuries. Highland cattle were first mentioned in the 6th century AD, and were descended from longhorn cattle brought to Britain by farmers of the late Stone Age. The breed standard for Highland cattle was created in 1885. Breeding stock has been exported to many other continents beginning in the 1900s, including Australia and North America. Highland Cattle or Heilan Coo in Scots, comes from the Gaelic translation of Ghaidhealach.

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