Heritage Breed: Scottish Highlanders
"I just had your stew meat for the first time. Remarkable beef flavor. Just remarkable. I don't know if it's the breed or your raising techniques or both, but I'm really impressed with your product."
"This meat is amazing. Totally enjoying it."
Highlander cattle are the oldest registered breed. Our small herd is 100% grass-fed and finished on our pristine pastures and woodland. Good grass and water means healthy animals. The meat is lean, tender, succulent and flavorful, because our cattle are healthy and happy.
Highlander beef is a favorite among gourmet restaurants and chefs. The animals' smaller frames, long hair and horns mean they are not raised on large-scale farms.
Highlanders are a hardy breed. They thrive in our cold Vermont winters due to a thick layer of fat just under their skin and beautiful long hair. They prefer living outside, and the fresh air they breathe all year long keeps them so healthy that our cattle do not require vetting or medications.
Grass-fed = Healthiest Choice
If you are on this page, you're probably already aware of the health benefits of grass-fed rather than grain-fed beef.
Cows are ruminators. Their specially evolved digestive system is meant for grass, not grain.
When cows are fed grains, they are less healthy and more likely to need medical intervention. Feeding them even a small amount of grains, including "finishing" in corn to promote tenderness, causes their fats to undergo a chemical change making it unhealthy for human consumption.
Grass fed Highlander beef is naturally lean, high in omega-3's and vitamin E, and its fats contain Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) that actually helps combat obesity and to regulate blood sugar. Fats in grass-fed beef are actually GOOD FOR YOU.
Yes, we are cheeky enough to put the Queen of England & the Duke of Edinburgh on our website!
HRH Elizabeth II keeps herds of Highlander cattle on all of her estates, including at Balmoral, Scotland. It is said that she prefers Highlanders to any other kind of beef.
We tend to agree!