Luing Cattle


One of Scotland’s favourite native breeds, the Luing, originates from the island of Luing in Argyll off the west coast of Scotland. It was the Cadzow brothers who famously saw the potential in combining the highly complementary qualities of The Beef Shorthorn, with its excellent conformation, together with Highlander, one of Scotland’s hardiest breeds. It became an officially recognised breed in the UK in 1965 and since then has grown in popularity worldwide. With the extreme weather conditions in Scotland the local farmers see it as the perfect breed, being able to rear suitable calves on difficult terrains. They are also perfect for grass finishing and go on to produce top-quality eating beef with a distinct flavour and tenderness.