Scottish Highland Cattle are not as uncommon as they used to be, but finding some for sale can still be a bit of a challenge. But with some patience and diligence in searching you will be able to find the right Scottish highland cattle for sale. Are you hunting for some cows to begin breeding or just some steers to supply you with grass-fed beef? These are some of the questions you'll need to answer.
Scottish Highland Cattle For Sale
Finding a Scottish highland cow for sale can be something of a challenge, but yet very achievable. There are several sources you may want to avail yourself to in your search.
Why are you looking to purchase highland cattle?
The answer to this question will help dictate where you look for Scottish highland cattle to buy. One aspect of highland cattle that many people like is their low maintenance. They don't require a shelter, even in the harshest of winters. Given a large enough area, they can forage for most of their own food and will eat many things that other cows will pass up.
Search Locally for Scottish Highland Cattle For Sale
If you are just starting with Highland cattle, or just simply wish to add a couple more to your herd it is going to be easiest to find some locally. If you find the Scottish highland cattle for sale locally you'll be able to more easily visit and evaluate the cows.
Some local places to look for highland cattle on sale are:
- Local feed mills or farm supply stores - these places will often have bulletin board of other local folks trying to sell various things, just keep checking for highland cattle for sale.
- Local news papers - check the classifieds for Scottish highland cattle for sale
- The Internet, specifically Craigslist will often list highland cattle for sale
- On the drive to work - or driving anywhere. Highland cattle have a very distinct look so you very well could locate some for sale locally by watching along the road.
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Searching further afield for highland cattle to purchase
If you are looking for something very specific in your highland cattle you may need to search across the state or even across the country to find the right highland cow for sale. A likely criteria requiring a further search could be getting a highland cow from a particular bloodline, but this is mostly likely only going to be import to someone showing their highland cattle.
In this case the American Highland Cattle Association would be an organization to consider joining, or browse the sale page for the desired highland cow. There are also other regional groups that it may be worthwhile to look at joining or contacting members for sale lists.