The Logie herd of Longhorns was founded in 1982 with the purchase of three in-calf cows and a bull. The Longhorn bull was used on the commercial beef herd to produce replacement heifers with the breed attributes of ease of calving, good temperament and longevity. When the main herd was sold, the Longhorns were retained and the herd has gradually increased to its present size. . You may well see some of the prize winning Longhorns as you drive along the drive into the Steading.
Once again, in 2018, the Logie Herd was judged to be the best Small Herd in the Longhorn Cattle Society Northern Area Competition, Area A.
Longhorns are well suited to 'extensive' - the opposite to 'intensive' - farming methods, thriving outside all year round with extra feed as and when necessary. The cattle are naturally reared, producing beef with a traditional quality and flavour rarely found nowadays. Longhorn cattle, the breed that originally made British beef famous, are one of the oldest traditional breeds. One of the most popular breeds of cattle in the time of the eighteenth century agriculturalist Robert Bakewell, Longhorn numbers dwindled during the middle of the twentieth century. A few herds were maintained by enthusiasts and, since the late 1970s, the breed's ever increasing popularity has safeguarded its future.
It is a well established fact that intramuscular fat or "marbling" within meat is largely responsible for succulence, tenderness and flavour - the hallmark of beef with superior eating quality. Unlike many breeds, a properly finished Longhorn carcase will benefit from marbling without excess external fat cover. To achieve the best flavour, tenderness and succulence our Longhorn carcasses are hung for at least 3 weeks.
We usually have some females for sale and also sell 6-7 month old bull calves for growing on into Stock Bulls
At present we have two in calf heifers for sale. They are quiet and have been halter trained. Bred from prize-winning stock they ran with Fishwick Rest and Be Thankful (3rd prize Junior Bull in Longhorn Cattle Society Northern Area Competition 2018, area A) from October 8th 2018 and are due to calve from end of July. TB tested April 2019. The Logie herd is an accredited member of the SAC Health Scheme (BVD and Johne's)
In Calf Longhorn Heifer 197 for sale
in calf Longhorn heifer 201 for sale
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