Luing - Cow

Luing bull. Courtesy of Neil McGowan, Dirnanean

Luing Details

Uses
Beef, leather
Origin
Island of Luing, Argyll & Bute, Scotland
Class
Horned, beef
Colour
Solid reds, roans or yellows
Parentage
Beef Shorthorn, Highland
Breed Club

Luing Cattle Society
www.luingcattlesociety.co.uk

Luing Description

Pronounced ‘Ling’ (silent ‘U’)
The Luing was created by the Cadzow brothers on the island of Luing in the county of Argyll off the West Coast of Scotland.
In 1947 Beef Shorthorn were crossed with Highland cattle. The best heifers from this cross were mated to a Beef Shorthorn bull called Cruggleton Alastair. The offspring were line-bred and in-bred until the desired type was fixed and bred true.

The Luing was recognised as a new breed in 1965.


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