Our Bogrow herd of Luing cattle was started in 2017 with the purchase of four pedigree heifers. We now have these four cows, their followers and a bull, Sutherland Viking (aka Big Red Bruce).
Luing cattle were first bred in 1947 on the island of Luing by the Cadzow brothers who developed a bred of cattle suitable for island life by crossing the Shorthorn and Highland cattle.
They are a moderately sized, hardy breed and can thrive on rough grazing. They also have a docile nature making them easier to handle.
Our cattle live outside most of the year and spend a lot of their time rotating around the rough grazing. In winter they eat additional silage and hay and occasionally some concentrate cubes if we feel they need a little extra.
In our first two years of calving we had 7 bull calves! Our aim is to grow these on as beef animals. We were able to sell our first Bogrow Luing beef during Summer 2020.