Highland Cattle. Lean, Healthy.

If you take a look at sites like wikipedia, it will give you a long history of the Scottish Highland Cattle breed.  But you can also learn a lot about these cattle just by looking at them.  Let's start with the shaggy bangs and angora-like coat.  Not only are these grass munchers fashionably in-season for our Minnesota weather, but their hair also keeps them warm.  Standard European Breeds, like Hereford, Angus and Shorthorns, rely on fat to keep them warm during the winter time.  Because of its hair, the Scottish Highland does not put on as much backfat and is leaner then some other breeds of cattle.  See the below nutrition results on Scottish Highland Cattle Beef. 

Our Scottish Highland cattle "speak softly and carry a big stick," though they seldom use their giant horns for more than scratching their back and removing the extra hair in the summer time.  Scottish Highlands are known for their docile nature, but we also spend extra time with our cattle to ensure that they are calm.  Our cattle are also spoiled.  Most times when we feed them, they come running because they are used to the many citrus and vegetable treats we feed them.  Our cattle's favorite fruit is Kiwi and their favorite vegetable is sweet potatoes.

Scottish Highland Beef Nutrition 

Fat g/100gCholesterol mg/100gProtein g/100gIron mg/100g
Pure Highland All Cuts of Beef4.5 g40.9 mg20.7 g 2.1 mg
MAFF All Cuts of Beef15.6 g64.3 mg18.6 g2.0 mg


Source: * The composition of Foods, McCance & Widdowson, MAFF.
Scientific tests carried out on Guaranteed Pure Highland Beef by the Scottish Agricultural College - the National College for Food, Land and Environmental Studies demonstrate convincing evidence that Highland Beef is significantly lower in Fat and Cholesterol, and higher in Protein and Iron than other beef. Food scientists at SAC led by Dr I Barclay, Head of the Food Science & Technology Department have published analytical results which have been determined on Pure Highland Beef cuts comparing each grade of meat with results from all beef published by McCance & Widdowson* at the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food (MAFF).