Ardnamurchan Highland cattle breeder Michael Macgregor always joked he made more from photographing his cows than selling them.
A former Conservative farming minister concurred with the majority of the industry yesterday when he insisted a no-deal Brexit would be a disaster for agriculture.
A Highland heifer which reigned supreme in the ring at three northern shows this summer went on to win the female championship at yesterday’s breed show in Oban.
Businessman Gordon Mitchell, a leading figure in Scotland’s poultry and game industry for more than half a century, has died peacefully at home in Letham, Angus, at the age of 81.
European hobbyists’ love affair with ornamental Highland cattle showed no sign of abating at Oban when at least three of the top-priced lots were bought for new homes across the Channel.
The future of Oban as the venue for sales of Highland cattle has been put in doubt after entries of cows and heifers at the traditional centre plummeted this year.
A 10,000gns prize-winning Highland bull from the south of England was on his way to a much tougher hill lifestyle at Dalmally last night.
Relying on the picture postcard image of Highland cattle to promote the breed will no longer be enough to secure its future, the new president of the Highland Cattle Society has admitted.
They own just six breeding Highlanders, but when the MacNaughtons swing in to an agricultural show, the judge can rarely see past the Kelty cattle.
Highland cattle enthusiasts have been invited to an open weekend in the hills of Strathardle next month.