Australian Highland Cattle Society Inc.   





The Society Calendar has been very popular and we are almost sold out, however if you missed out there are limited copies still available.

With thanks to contributions from members around the country, this year the Society launched a special edition large format calendar with a fold featured on each month. The calendar would make a lovely gift for friends and family and should appeal to any Highland enthusiast with its quality finish and beautiful photos of Australian 'hairy coos'.


The 2017 AHCS Calendar

is available for order through the website.

We still have limited copies available

so get in quick if you would like to order yours!


The society calendar is available

for purchase for both members

and the general public.


For more information on the calendar

and how to order, click below.



Get your Entries and RSVPs for Social Events in by 12th May 2017

This year's show will be hosted by the South Australian Breeders Group at Mount Pleasant in South Australia. The show will be held on the Queens Birthday Long weekend, in conjunction with the Society's AGM. As well as showcasing some of the best of the breed, there will be Celtic Dancing displays, mead, bagpipes, reenactment groups, kids craft activities, and much more! 

Exhibitors and Spectators both welcome.

​Come along and join in the fun!

If you are attending as a spectator and would like to join in the social events, RSVP is essential. The RSVP Form is attached to the Show Entry Form.

If you would like to Sponsor any of the Classes at the Show or book advertising space in the Show Catalogue, a Sponsorship form is also available with the Show Entry Form.




As of 6th October 2016, Laura Teege was appointed to the role of AHCS Registrar, with Sally McPhie leaving ABRI (the Society's secretarial body). 

We thank Sally McPhie for her years of hard work and diligence in performing the Registrar role for the AHCS and wish her well for the future. 



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

On 2nd April 2016, AHCS breeders showcased 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.



In January 2017, we launched our new Classifieds website. The new site provides increased functionality and advertising is provided free of charge for AHCS members. Members can advertise Cattle for Sale or Lease, Wanted to Buy or Lease, and Semen Sales. The new site puts content and formatting of advertisements in control of members, with the capability to post and edit their own ads directly online.