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We have a small herd of Luing cattle which we started in 2017 with the purchase of four pedigree Luing 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.