Although not typically native to us here in Devon, Highland cattle suit the farming systems we embrace at Springwater Farm. They are a 'rustic' breed, with a long shaggy coat meaning them can happily graze amongst bramble and thicket which makes up much of the ground flora between our pasture and woodland when the cattle graze. They are hardy, being able to withstand the cold gales of Scotland, thus being more than happy out on windy hillside in our deep Devonshire valleys
They are excellent at turning all manners of forage in to milk and muscle, so make great outdoor mothers as well as livestock to enter the food chain. Even the roughest of grasses can be digested by these gentle giants. They are recent additions to our fold however they have settled in rather well amongst our mixed farm.