We are putting together a farm from scratch that currently has 14 Scottish Highlanders and a Jersey Cross (Cuddles) who is a sweetheart of a cow. Our goal as we expand is to offer grass fed beef that is only minimally exposed to antibiotics and hormones if there are health issues. We want to raise our cattle in an interactive environment, spending time with them and feeding them good quality pasture grass and hay. We would like to raise registered calves in the future as well but need to build more paddocks before we expand in that direction. So far we are on track and learning a lot as we go. We also have pasture raised meat and layer chickens and plan to have them follow the cows as we build more mobile chicken tractors and houses. Slow finish or not, Highlands are an amazing breed of cattle to work and spend time with.