The North Central Highland Cattle Association (NCHCA) was formed in 1982 to
organization closer to home. The organization has done this and provides opportunities for
youth and families to have fun with their Highland cattle. Our association provides networking
and educational opportunities for its members, has an active junior program for youth, and
provides a local voice to the national organization, the American Highland Cattle Association.
Networking opportunities abound in the NCHCA. Our yearly show allows members to show
their cattle, and for people not interested in showing to have a place to meet and talk
Highlands! Our association's annual meeting also allows breeders to meet and discuss
current influences affecting the breed and the breeders. There are tens of thousands of
people who see the Highlands at places like the Minnesota State Fair, Wisconsin Farm
Technology Days, Minnesota Scottish Festival and Highland Games, Nebraska Cattleman's
Classic, Nebraska Ranch Expo, and local county fairs. Our association newsletter, "The
Hoofbeat," allows members to stay in touch with what is going on with the Highland breed, see
what people are offering for sale, find out about upcoming association and industry events,
and tips for breeders. The association website allows a broader audience to see what the
organization is about and to promote upcoming events.
In conjunction with our annual meeting, there are educational seminars to increase breeder's
knowledge in current agricultural and livestock practices.
Our youth is our future and very important to our association. Youth activities include
educational opportunities offered throughout the year, a challenge program that allows youth
to be involved from their homes, the youth show in conjunction with the annual Highland show
which includes educational opportunities before and after the show, along with lots of fun. Not
requirement for our association show. Any youth that wants to participate can. It is all about
having fun, learning responsibility, and wanting to be active with the breed.
NCHCA has a member on the American Highland Cattle Association Board of Directors. This
provides a conduit for local input to the national organization.
Order your calendar by using
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sending check or money order
of $20.00 each to:
C/O Billy Johnston
Dalriada Highland Farm
2353 105th St. E
Inver grove Heights, MN 55077
The 2017 Calendars are available for sale. These beautiful calendars
feature photos from member farms. They make great gifts. Click on the
button on the right to get your calendar while supplies last.
The North Central Highland Cattle Association Annual Meeting is
scheduled for February 4th and 5th in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Learn more
on the EVENTS page.
Annual membership renewals are coming due. Memberships run
from February to February. Renew your membership, sponsor a new
member, or join on the BECOME A MEMBER page.
The American Highland Cattle Association show and sale will be
held in Denver in January. Hope to see many NCHCA members there.
The NCHCA is planning its first sale in June, 2017. Watch for more
Check out MEMBER TIPS. New information submitted by fellow
members is posted at least monthly. Have a tip to share? Send it to