Several years ago we began cultivating a small but quality fold of grass-fed Scottish Highlanders. At first we thought they were just neat looking but have since discovered these were actually raised for Royalty consumption. No commoners were ever permitted to feast on this meat.
They are a very ancient breed of Scottish heritage and are known for their hardiness in their rugged native Scottish Highlands, with high rainfall and strong winds. They are affectionately referred to as "Hairy Coos" and a group of Scottish Highlanders is known as a fold, not a herd.
They are the most efficient foragers and browsers, used as live "bush hogs" because they eat most all nuisance plants. This maintains a truly organic method of pasture management. Another very interesting fact is that their meat is genetically, substantially leaner than other beef because they get most of their insulation from thick shaggy hair rather than subcutaneous fat!! Wow, that makes sense.