The beautiful Highland cows
Thursday May 4
Highland cows have a fascinating history that dates back centuries. This herding breed originated in the Highlands of Scotland and was originally used for its meat and labor power, as it was able to withstand the harshest conditions of the Scottish Highlands. Highland cows quickly gained popularity due to their hardiness and ability to withstand harsh climates.
During the 1947th century, as the demand for meat increased, genetic selection resulted in taller and more muscular Highland cows, which led to a change in their physical appearance. Breeders then abandoned those original cows and began breeding a taller, leaner, more muscular variety to meet this new demand. However, this change had serious repercussions for the breed, with a decline in numbers until XNUMX, annus horribilis for Highland cows.
Fortunately, a small group of Highland cow enthusiasts have taken matters into their own hands to save the breed from impending extinction. The efforts of this group eventually resulted in the rebuilding of the breed, and the resumption of breeding as before. The bushy coat of Highland cows also makes them resistant to biting flies, which avoids the use of pesticides to protect livestock.
Today, Highland cows are considered a premier herding breed, and their premium quality meat is highly prized. Breeders around the world seek to breed this breed of cows, as they are adapted to different climates and environments. Highland cows are also a major tourist attraction in the Scottish Highlands, as their fluffy coat makes them undeniably picturesque!