Highland cattle are originally from Scotland, so they are often referred to as Scottish Highlands. In some of the western areas of Scotland and neighbouring isles they are sometimes called Kyloes.
They are one of the most recognisable breeds in the world, with shaggy coats and very large, widely spread horns. The traditional value of the Highlander is in its vitality, thriftiness, and ability to rear calves in tough conditions.
Besides producing an attractive carcase Highlands produce beautiful hides and sets of horns.