The Scottish Highland Cattle Highland Cattle comes from the Western Highlands of Scotland and the islands off the area. They have been bred unaltered for more than 150 years without any cross-contamination of foreign blood. The ancestor of this breed is the Celtic ox. Today they represent a genetic reserve that should not be underestimated. The Scottish Highland Cattle is an old domestic animal breed that is unsuitable for modern factory farming. But like other old domestic breeds, it is worth preserving because of its excellent characteristics.
Since Scottish highland cattle are small and not so heavy, their hooves hardly damage soft soils. They are little fussy about the food supply and can therefore also be used for grazing poor location. So they can very well maintain meadows with valuable plant populations, without endangering their biodiversity. They cope very well on uneven or richly structured terrain and are far superior here in the care of the areas of modern technology.
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