Pure Bred Pedigree Highland Cattle

Oak Fold - Breeders of pedigree highland cattle
Pedigree Highland Cattle at Oak Fold

Oak House, Hassalls Lane, Bridge Trafford, Chester, CH2 4GA.UK ...Tel: 01244 300742

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The Breeding of Pedigree Highland Cattle at Oak Fold

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Mother and daughter highland cows relaxing

About Oak Fold

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 trained.

Our highland cattle grazing on  a cold morning

Natural rearing

At 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.

Our small woodland gives our highland cattle welcome shade  in the afternoon

Highland 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.
We ensure calves are kept with their mothers for a full 6 months until they no longer need mum's milk.

Our 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 Cattle at Oak Fold  - Highlanders make tremendous mothers Free grazing for the highland cattle
Pure Breeding

The 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.

Highland Cattle at Oak Fold  - grazing on a misty morning

The Breed for Health

Highland 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.

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