The Pointer Highland fold established in 2016 with the arrival of new stockman Jamie Brewer as he brought with him three of his own females bred in his Beau fold.
The previous farm had a number of rough grazing fields which were ideally suited to the hardiness and durability of the Highland breed.
Along with Jamie’s own breeding, other lines came from the Gildenvale Fold, as well as two heifers later purchased from the Oban Sales from the Killochries and Allanfearn Folds. Bulls running in the herd have included Lenny of Kelby and Hamish of Bute, both of which have bred well in the fold.
The focus on the Highland cattle is first and foremost breed character with great depth of frame, and correct leg structure, but equally stature is important and females tend to be of the larger type.
Showing is undertaken on a small regional scale with some successes already coming the Pointer way with Fran Froach 7th of Gildenvale taking various championships as a yearling, two year and three year old heifer.
Sales are undertaken off farm and 2017 saw the first European export sale for the Pointer livestock enterprises, with a young Highland bull selling to Luxembourg
This year will equally prove and exciting year for the Pointer Fold as the show season will include home bred stock for the first time.