Mini Highland Cows
Highland Cows originate from the very rugged Highlands of Scotland. Due to the conditions of the Highlands, this breed has developed into a very hardy breed of cattle that are unlike any other breed.
Highlands have a double coat. This allows them to handle extreme weather conditions that other cattle would not be able to handle. Another trait of the Highland that sets it apart from other breeds is their grazing/or browsing. They resemble a goat in that they will eat brush and weeds. This allows for more highlands/acre then general cattle. Highlands are also known for their calving ease, being good mothers and for being docile. Highlands and humans have been interacting for so long over the span of history, that they will naturally be a good choice for a backyard grazer. Not looking for a backyard grazer? Highlands are slow to mature at the age of 3, this slow aging produces a flavorful succulent meat. Highland beef is known to bring premium prices/lb. The topping on the cake of the Highland is the Mini Highland. It will give you all of the desirable traits of the Highland in a smaller package, making them easier to handle and raise. That is what we aspire to here at Bomke Farms, to produce healthy small Highland Cattle!
46 inches and above ( at age 3) is considered a standard
43 inches and above ( at age 3) is considered a mid-mini
42 inches and below (at age 3) is considered a mini
40 inches or below (at age 3) some will call a dwarf
Blondie is our Silver-Dun Mid Mini Highland Cow. She is expecting her first calf this Winter. At 3 years old Blondie is 43 inches. With our bull Roland, Blondie has the potential to throw yellow, white, dun and silver dun calves.
Brookie is our Mini Black Highland. At 2.5 years of age she is 42 inches and will be bred to Roland this winter. She has the potential to to have red, yellow, dun and silver dun calves.
Lucy is our yellow Mini Highland. At 2.5 years of age she is 42 inches in height. She will be bred to Roland this winter. She has the potential to have yellow and white calves.
Red is our Mid Mini Highland. She was born in 2013 and had her first calf this past Spring. At 5 years of age she is 44 inches tall. Red has the potential to have yellow and red calves.
Carolyn is the first Highland calf born on our farm. Her mother is Red (who was bred at the time of purchase to a Mini Red Panda). At nine months old she is 35.5 inches tall.
Roland is our Mid Mini Highland Bull. At 3 years of age he is 43 inches tall. Roland has a desirable trait known as the "diluter gene". This allows him to produce calves across the entire color spectrum for Higlands. We look forward to seeing what this guy produces!
Paisley will be joining our farm this Winter. She was born in 2017.