Monday, 22 June 2015

Skye Highland Cattle

Hairy Highland Cattle at Skye
30 Mar 2015 | From Rosi of Germany

Skye, or the Isle of Skye, is the largest and most northerly large island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The main industries are tourism, agriculture, fishing and forestry. Skye is part of the Highland Council local government area. The island's largest settlement is Portree, known for its picturesque harbour.

The Highland cattle are a Scottish breed of cattle. They have long horns and long wavy coats that are coloured black, brindled, red, yellow, or dun, and often primarily farmed for their meat. They originated from the Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland and were first mentioned in 6th century A.D. They are a hardy breed due to their native environment, the Scottish Highlands. Bulls can weigh up to 800 kilogrammes and cows up to 500 kilogrammes. Their milk generally has a very high butterfat content and their meat is regarded as one of the highest quality.

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