La Société canadienne des éleveurs de bovins Highland


Canadian Highland Cattle Society 50th Anniversary Welcome to the official web site of the Canadian Highland Cattle Society!

This year, the Society celebrates its 50 year history! 50 YEARS worth celebrating!

For the occasion, CHCS first chose to highlight this anniversary with a logo. You will see this beautiful logo everywhere throughout the year. Thank you to our volunteer artists!

50 YEARS, is the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate our website. Check it out! Navigate, browse, click! Tell us what you think. Make your contribution by giving us your feedback. We will be happy to hear from you.

50 YEARS, is the opportunity to get a special souvenir marking this milestone of our Society. Watch for our 50th anniversary promotional items... Quantities are limited.

50 YEARS, is a good reason to celebrate! CHCS invites you to celebrate this anniversary at our Annual General Meeting in Tweed, Ontario. Friendly visits and surprises await you!

Finally, 50 YEARS, is a special opportunity to thank all the members who have contributed over the past 50 years to make our Society what it is today and thank those who still work with passion.


Breed History

Highland Cow

Highland Cattle originated in the Highlands and west coastal islands of Scotland, areas severe in climate and lashed by the North Atlantic gales. Throughout the long recorded history of Highlands, breeders have taken great care to retain the original characteristics of these cattle. Originally, the breed was divided into two classes, the West Highlands or Kyloe, and the Highlander. 

 The Kyloes, raised on the western islands of Scotland, tended to be of a smaller size and had a higher percentage of black and brindled cattle than the mainland Highlanders. The size difference was probably due more to the severe climate and limited rations that the island cattle were subjected to than to any genetic variation between the classes. Today all members of the breed are called Highland. 



Upcoming Events

Expo-Boeuf 2014

The AQEBH (Québec Association of Highland Breeders) will be present at EXPO-BOEUF from October 10-12th, 2014 at the Victoriaville Exhibition site.

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Gift Ideas
Calendar: The new 2015 calendar of the SCEBH has arrived! Order now!

Polar SCEBH: Yes! Fleece Jackets are finally available in the Kyloe Shop.
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Photo Submissions
We are looking for photos from CHCS members for a range of projects. We need a variety of photos for our upcoming calendar, winter photos for the banner of this website, and general photos for The Kyloe Cry.

Send your submissions to Sylvie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

College Royal, Ontario

Each year University of Guelph students run an open house called College Royal. This year’s College Royal is March 21-22, 2015. The students open their barn to display and promote animals in agriculture to the public. This year they would love to include some Highland Beef Cattle, they are sure they would be a big hit. Also, they ask breeders to come and promote the breed over the weekend, if desired.

Cattle would need to be brought in Thursday or Friday and picked up Sunday or Monday.

If you are interested in bringing in cows or calves to display over the weekend, please contact Emmett Swanton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Virtual Highland Cattle Show 2014
You can’t stop progress! If participating in a virtual Highland cattle show interests you, please visit this link: 

Did You Know?

A Little History
1966 – First publication of the Kyloe Cry under the name of “CANADIAN HIGHLAND CATTLE NEWS”


The CHCS website is getting 40-55 different people visiting it each day. The most popular are the For Sale pages (Cattle, Semen & a Fold Near You). Consider publicity on our web site... It may be worth it!


To Reach Us  

Sylvie Rajotte
Phone: 418-588-6508 


Members only/Membres seulement

Ferme Fort-Rajo - Élevage de la Butte

Willow Glen Farm

The Kyloe Shop

Visit our Kyloe Shop and support your CHCS by purchasing promotional products for you or your customers!

  • Papa the Stockfarmer
  • Cap
  • Grocery Bag
  • Polo
  • Jacket
  • Pin
  • 2015 Calendar
  • Banner
  • Insulated Grocery Bag
  • Apron

The Kyloe Cry

Kyloe Cry

Tattoo Letter

The tattoo letter for the year 2013 is A.

The tattoo letter for the year 2014 is B.