Breeding of Pedigree Highland Cattle at Oak Fold
are always welcome by appointment.
Oak Fold is a small carefully selected fold of pure bred pedigree
Highland Cattle established in 1995 from ancient Scottish bloodlines.
The best females are retained to develop the Oak Fold bloodline
which continues to flourish due to careful selection.
As a result of our breeding policy, we often have young quality
bulls available that are quiet, frequently handled and halter
Oak Fold we believe in keeping our animals in as natural an
environment as possible. Our pedigree highland cattle are never
housed, they live outside all the year round and are fed on
grass, silage and occasionally a little corn and sugar beet
to ensure the right balance of nutrients and vitamins.
cows are tremendous mothers and from the moment the calves are
born in the field they take great care of them and make sure they
get their first feed unaided.
ensure calves are kept with their mothers for a full 6 months
until they no longer need mum's milk.
cattle are allowed to mature slowly in a stress free environment
with freedom to roam. graze and forage on plentiful grass with clean
water and ample natural shelter. The welfare of our animals comes
first, so you can be confident in the quality of the beef.
Highland breed has a long and famous ancestry. It has been described
as charismatic, beautiful and noble. Throughout the centuries
the breed has developed and adapted, often in adverse conditions,
until we have the extremely efficient and versatile animal we
see today. There is no finer sight than a Highlander with a new
born calf at her feet.
Breed for Health
cattle represent one of the best ways to produce beef and preserve
our landscape. The cattle are experts at improving unproductive
land and maintaining a balance of plants. They will thrive on
rough fodder enabling less competitive grasses and flowers to
flourish. In winter, their diet is naturally healthy as they don't
require expensive feed compounds that are now suspected of being
a disease risk. They have a thick skin and long shaggy coats to
protect them, even in blizzard conditions and temperatures as
low as 20 degrees below zero. The breeds natural immunity to many
diseases minimises the need for antibiotics and other medicines.