Farm owners Terry and Lisa were kind enough to share their knowledge of Scottish Highland cows with me and Karen. Highland Cattle is Scotland's best known and oldest native breed. Being primarily grass-fed as opposed to a grain based diet, the meat is particularly nutritious.
Highland beef has lower levels of fat and cholesterol and a higher protein and iron content than other beef.
Who Knew? The British Royal Family maintain a purebred fold of Scottish Highland Cattle at Balmoral Castle where they are naturally raised and grass fed
This breed is also much smaller and slower growing than other traditional cattle ( Like Black Angus, for example).
It turned out that the reason the cows were no longer visible from the highway was to resolve a safety concern; Highway 28 is a very busy north/south cottage route. Too many people were stopping on the side of road to take photos of the cattle (they are pretty unique in this area), and the community was concerned about someone getting hurt.
Terry and Lisa were happy to allow me to take photos, too. Terry even called in the cows from another pasture so I could get some action shots as they ran to the fence. This also gave me the chance for some close ups! The lighting wasn't the greatest, but I managed to get several images I was pleased with.