WARD'S  BRIDGE  FARM

 

 



         

 

 




Welcome to our Highland Cattle web page.  We raise registered Highland cattle in Montgomery, NY.  Only 90 miles from New York City,  but a world apart.  Here we nurture a breed which has gone unchanged for centuries, trying to keep the original genetics for which Highlands are prized.  We look for good disposition and mothering qualities when we decide which cows to keep.  

Our Highlands are fed grass, hay, and water.  This diet is the same as they have been used to in the hills of Scotland from where they were imported in the 1880's by American cattlemen from the western U.S.  

Highlands require little in the way of shelter, feed supplements, or expensive grains to achieve and maintain good condition and fitness. In fact, Highland cattle seem to enjoy conditions in which many other breeds would perish. Cold weather and snow have little effect on them. They have been raised as far north as Alaska and the Scandinavian countries. They also adapt well to the more southerly climates with successful herds as far south as Texas and Georgia. Less than ideal pasture or range land is another reason to consider the Highland breed. It has been said that the Highland will eat what other cattle pass by . . . and get fat on it! The Highland is also an excellent browser, able to clear a brush lot with speed and efficiency.

Visitors are welcome. Animals for sale from time to time.
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Page last updated 10/17/03

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