Highland Cattle have grazed the highlands of Scotland since about the 6th century. There is still a debate as to whether they originate in Scotland or if they were in imported from Scandinavia during Viking settlement. Either way these beautiful cattle are rugged and hardy enough to thrive in our Canadian winters.
Years of research, and even a trip to Scotland to see the cattle in their natural habitat, made us fall in love with this breed. We love everything from their cold hardiness, the long hairy coat, ability to forage, smaller more manageable size, sweeping horns, and calm temperament.
We proudly are members of The Canadian Highland Cattle Society.
Our Fold currently consists of both registered and non-registered cattle. We have both a breeding program and grass-fed beef program.
Highland cattle are a slow maturing breed making their meat prime/premium quality. The highest quality in Canada, and often sought after by top chefs. It is lean, lower in fat and cholesterol than other cattle breeds, well marbled, high protein and excellent flavor. Their beef is so lean it is comparable with fish and chicken for fat content. Because of their warm insulated coat, they don’t put on fat the way other beef breeds do for warmth. Instead the meat is naturally marbled and doesn’t have the think layer fat around the body as with other breeds.
Our beef is 100% grass-fed. This ensures the meat is higher in omega-3 fatty acid, minerals, and antioxidant vitamins. Making an already higher quality meat even better and healthier for you.
We practice intensive pasture management and implement regenerative practices on our farm. We rotate the cattle often and allow the pasture proper rest period between grazing times. This ensures a healthier pasture, that is better for the environment and produces better forage for the cattle.
We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our cattle.
All heifers are currently sold. Check back fall 2024
We will have 2 steers born Spring 2023 available to go in Fall 2023. Perfect for growing out to finish yourself. $1200
We have a few great options for those looking for quality grass fed beef. Highland beef finishes at a prime/premium grade, the highest quality. It is often sought after by top chefs.
Our cows are happily raised on grass from the very first day to the last. We do NOT grain finish our beef.
We offer whole, half, or even quarter beef packages depending on availability.
We currently have the following available for Spring 2023.
Please contact us for itemized cuts.
Whole $3000. Approx 380lbs
Half $1700 Approx 190lbs
Quarter $950 Approx 95lbs
If your wanting a whole steer to fill your freezer but don't have the space to raise it yourself, let us do the work for you. The total cost for us to raise a steer for you is $2500. This will cover the cost of the steer and all feed/care costs. We will continue to raise your steer on grass with the rest of the fold, ensuring it has a happy and healthy life. Highlands are slower growing and usually are butchered around the 30 month mark.
We offer easy payment options. We take a $500 deposit, then we will set up a payment schedule that will be paid over time and will be paid in full by butcher day.
When its time, we will book a date with our butcher. You can easily work out the cuts you would like with the butcher. You will be responsible for all butcher costs and pick up from the butcher located near Fort Macleod. Butcher costs are typically right around $500, depending on the cuts you choose. Our steers typically finish around 380lbs cut, wrapped and in your freezer.
This option is the most economical and easiest on the wallet. It can easily be split with a friend. You will be hard-pressed to find this quality of meat at this price.
We also offer farm tours and full transparency on how we raise our cattle 100% grass-fed.
Essentially you will own the cow and we will raise it for you, PLUS you get bragging rights that you own a Highland cow!
Total for a finished steer $2500 + $500 (approx butcher cost)= $3000.
$3000 ÷ 380lb = $7.89/lbs *approx
We currently have steers available for the following butcher dates. We have a limited number available, we recommend booking early.
Fall 2022- SOLD OUT
Spring 2023- SOLD OUT
Fall 2023- SOLD OUT
Fall 2024- available.