In the rugged mountains of Austria, we take a closer look at the majestic Highland, one of the oldest registered breeds of cattle in the world. Originating in the west of Scotland, the Highlander has a distinct look with its wavy hair, long horns, and red coat and is one of the most photographed breeds.
Highland cattle are hardy and versatile. They can live in harsh conditions and thrive on rough, mountainous terrain. We refer to a group of cows as a herd, but for this distinct breed, a group of Highland cattle is known as a ‘fold’, referring to the protective open stone shelters they were historically kept in over winter.
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