They really enjoy winter weather. Their hair, although an advantage in their native Scotland, can be troublesome for Highland cattle bred in other countries. Warmer climates can be stressful for the cattle, since their heavy coat will cause overheating. They were also known as kyloes in Scots. What do Highland Cows eat? However, a group of Highland cattle is known as a ‘fold’ – named after the open shelters they can be kept in over winter. The excess fat stored in subcutaneous layers protects them from severe cold. The arm-flailing annoyance of the midge. However, some sort of wind- break should be provided. However, sick, malnourished, very old, or very young cattle are not going to be as weather resistant as the healthy, mature Highland. The mystery of the Loch Ness Monster. Other breeds produce a layer of fat to stay warm. Whether the cattle need shelter in your area or not, I still feel it is best to provide some sort of shed or protection from the weather. Mother Nature designed these cattle to withstand the weather, regardless of what that weather might be. Highland cattle do not, as a general rule, require shelter in the form of a barn. Its incredibly trendy fringe and powerful-looking horns make Highland Cattle unmistakable, and a photo opportunity not to be missed. Highlands do not require a shelter such as a shed or run-in for the winter. Sometimes a small grove of trees is enough shelter for the cattle. With their thick winter coat, you'll see them walking around with frost or snow on their backs. Highland cattle aren't very large, with bulls weighing about 800kg and cows reaching around 500kg. All of these are icons of the hiking trails in Scotland, but one stands out above the rest: the Highland Cow. You may not be able to make them use it but if the cows feel it is necessary, they will seek shelter.

The majesty of Highland Cattle.

Highland cattle do not need … No other cattle breed has such a coat.

Although a group of cattle is generally called a herd, a group of Highland cattle is known as a "fold". Fun fact 7: The collective name for a group of cows is usually a herd. This is because in winter, the cattle were kept in open shelters made of stone called folds to protect them from the weather at night.