on a trip to Scotland in the early 1970’s I got my first glimpse of
Highland cattle. Intrigued by the unusual and attractive critters, I
immediately dubbed them “shaggy moos” and decided that if I ever had
cattle, Highlands would be my preference. Research into the breed’s
characteristics confirmed that Highland cattle would be a good choice.
(I don’t care how cute it is, if I’m going to own an animal outweighing
me by hundreds of pounds and sporting impressive horns, said animal
must have a good disposition!) I even picked out a name for my future
home – Shaggy Moo Farm.
Fast-forward about a quarter of a century and the opportunity presented itself. When I moved to Graham, WA there was space to keep a few large animals. The first cow-calf pair of Highlands took up residence in 1997 and Shaggy Moo Farm became a reality. Owning Highlands has been a delight and a learning experience. Getting to know other people with an interest in Highlands has added greatly to the pleasure. If you are a fellow Highland fan, I’d enjoy hearing from you.