SCOTTISH HIGHLAND CATTLE
Scottish Highland Cattle Meat is Premium Beef
The Scottish Highland has a modern beef carcass with lean, well-marbled, flesh that ensures tenderness and succulence with a very distinctive flavor. Scottish Highland beef is slow-maturing making it a premium beef which is lean, well marbled with low fat and cholesterol levels whilst remaining rich in protein and flavor, criteria increasingly demanded by today's market.
A heavy coat insulates against a harsh climate and reduces the need to develop excess back fat. Recent studies in both North America and the UK have shown that Highland Beef is consistently much lower in fat content and cholesterol than other breeds.
It is so lean that it compares with chicken and fish fat content.
The marbling of the beef gives the same tenderness and tastiness as the other larger breeds.
Studies in the US have verified that Highland Beef is 38% lower in fat content and 4% lower in cholesterol than steaks from local supermarkets.
Studies in the UK list the quantities of fat per 100 grams as:
Scottish Highland Cattle Other Beef Breeds Overall
Fat 4.5g /100g 15.6g /100g
Cholesterol 40.9mg /100g 64.3mg /100g
Protein 20.7g /100g 18.6g/100g
Iron 2.1mg /100g 2.0mg /100g
100% Grass-Fed Beef & Grass-Finished from our Scottish Highland Cattle!
According to the Mayo-Clinic and many other authorities, grass-fed and grass-finished beef is becoming a highly sought after commodity for the following health reasons.
Less total fat.
More heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
More conjugated linoleic acid, a type of fat that's thought to reduce heart disease and cancer risks.
More antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin E.
Please note that we maintain a small herd of cattle and the demand is high. We only butcher once or twice a year. Calves and Meat are sold at Do Over Farm.