Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Scottish Highland Cattle, "Beasts"
A herd of highland cattle grazes just outside of Greensboro. Though I believe these particular cows are kept as pets, the Scottish breed is prized for it's lean meat. The shaggy hair acts as insulation against the cold, a necessity in the cool, damp Highlands of Scotland, so the animals have less fat than standard beef cattle. Smaller in stature than regular beef cows, they have a presence nonetheless.
And yes, both the males and the females have horns.
(photographs copyright by Dan Routh)