Originally Posted by KC5TPY
Hello and Welcome Back. GREAT looking beef! I must have misplaced my invite.
I had never seen the Highland breed until I moved to the U.K.. There are other breeds but are you talking about the orange shaggy rascals. They look straight at you (chewing grass) and you can just hear them saying " 'SUP DUDE?" I love 'em. Love the horns. Every time I see them they make me laugh. I can also see how they would be suited to your part of the country. Keep Smokin!
It was a small private party, don't feel to bad about missing your invite. When we do the big bash here in a couple months you'll be invited.
As for the Highlanders, they are a unique breed. Looks like a cross between a cow and an English sheepdog. If one was trying to make a living off of ranching, they would be a horrible breed as they are slow to mature and they mature small, both of which equate to less money in the ranchers pocket. Since we just have a little "hobby farm" that we raise these on, they are great. We have them on pasture all the time but anyone that says they have grass FATTENED beef are mistaken. Beef don't get fat off of grass and we all know how important fat is to flavor. Therefore, even though our beef is grass fed, it is supplemented with grains. We use a mixture called C.O.B. which is corn, oats, and barley, all rolled and then coated with a real light amount of molasses. The animals all love that stuff and we pick it up at the local feed store.