Australian Highland Cattle Society Inc.   



Each year the Australian Highland Cattle Society Inc. is proud to run the Annual National AHCS Show, hosted each year by one of the State Breeders groups affiliated with the Society. Without the tireless work and contributions of these State Breeder Groups, the National Show would not be able to go ahead, so the Society is very fortunate to have access to these volunteer-led groups from around the country.

The National Show is a great place to see the best of the breed showcased, with cattle typically being appraised by an international host judge flown in by the Society.

In 2016, the Victorian Highland Cattle Breeders Group hosted the AHCS 25th Anniversary Annual Show in Ballarat, and in 2017, the SA Highland Cattle Breeders Group will put on the Society's 26th Annual Show at Mt. Pleasant in South Australia over the Queens Birthday Long weekend in June.


In 2016 the Society was excited to hold its 25th Anniversary National Highland Show.

On 2nd April 2016, AHCS breeders presented their best Highland cattle at the Ballarat Showgrounds in Victoria. Judge William "Willie" Christie was flown in from New Zealand to appraise the cattle on display. Willie currently runs his Skeoch Highland Fold near Ashburton on the South Island of New Zealand, although prior to 1997 he resided in Scotland, where he was the stockman at Benmore Fold, one of the most prestigious Scottish Highland folds.

Junior breeder, Ashlyn Hastie, took out Supreme Highland Exhibit for the second-year running with her black cow Skye Keir of Delhaig.



The prize of Grand Champion bull was awarded to Lord Addams of Glenstrae, bred and exhibited by Erica Smith of Victoria.


Planning is now underway for the 2017 AHCS National show which will be held at Mount Pleasant Showgrounds in South Australia on 11th June 2017.

If you are interested in partnering with the AHCS and having your business or Fold promoted at the 26th National Highland Show, please contact us here.



Mark your calendars for the

AHCS 2017 National Show -


Mt. Pleasant Showgrounds, South Australia.

More information and entry forms to be released soon