Wanted: Highland Cattle in Central Texas

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> Hello, I live in Central Texas and
> I am looking to start my breeder
> herd of Highland Cattle. I would
> like any help in locating heifers
> and bulls or your much appreciated
> comments about what I can look
> forward to. Thank you. Please
> email me at <A HREF="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</A>

I don't think Highland cattle will work well in Central Texas. They are long haired and will suffer in the heat of summer.



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> I don't think Highland cattle will
> work well in Central Texas. They
> are long haired and will suffer in
> the heat of summer. In the central valley of California, where it gets very hot and very dry yet I see Highlanders come and go through the auction barn with their shaggy hair. Makes you wonder how sheep survives in our blistering heat! Today its 103 degrees!

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<A HREF="http://www.pitchfork.com/highland.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.pitchfork.com/highland.htm</A> that is a lick to classifieds for highland cattle There is a herd on the front page that is located in Colorado that is being sold due to drought. Keep searching the net to find more site's that yould have these animals. Jake

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There used to be a lot of sheep in Central Texas. Wool was a big cash crop for a lot of farming/ranching families. It got plenty hot then as now. But don't forget that they were shorn every spring and didn't endure the heat with a full fleece.

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My sheep [Romneys] grow a LOT of fleece, it's July, it's in the 80s/90s and I'm waiting for the shearer to come, they have about 6-8 inches of fleece and are tolerating the heat. The wool insulates out the heat as well as holding it in. I don't think Scotch Highlands grow enough coat to insulate well enough though. Though why anyone would want to raise that flighty, hairbrained, horn hooking, breed of cattle is beyond me. We have Dexters and they are GREAT.
> There used to be a lot of sheep in
> Central Texas. Wool was a big cash
> crop for a lot of farming/ranching
> families. It got plenty hot then
> as now. But don't forget that they
> were shorn every spring and didn't
> endure the heat with a full
> fleece.

> Craig-TX



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> <A HREF="http://www.pitchfork.com/highland.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.pitchfork.com/highland.htm</A>
> that is a lick to classifieds for
> highland cattle There is a herd on
> the front page that is located in
> Colorado that is being sold due to
> drought. Keep searching the net to
> find more site's that yould have
> these animals. Jake

If you really want them there are several herds in Wisconsin. Let know and I will find you some.



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