J & C Ranch
Champion bloodline Highland Cattle in western New Mexico
In 2019, our family business acquired grazing land in western New Mexico, which is now known as J & C Ranch. We spent a lot of time researching different cattle breeds, and found that Scottish Highlands were a perfect fit for us. Their temperament is traditionally docile, their meat is nothing short of extraordinary, and their ability to winter at high elevations suited us well. At 8,300 feet with a lake, creek, and springs, the ranch is elite habitat for raising Highland cattle. We acquired our first stock in 2020 and we were off and running.
We have three calves due this year, and may bring in some more stock to further diversify our bloodlines. The goal is to get our fold up to about a single bull and a dozen cows that are high producers with champion lines.
Calves are available routinely. Please reach out for details.
We started with a bull and three cows from well respected Highland ranchers in Colorado and Arizona. We now have close to a dozen Highlands. Our stock has championship lines hailing from breeders in Colorado and Wisconsin.
Highland Cattle is a superior breed
Adaptable to All Climates
Picturesque Heritage Breed
Tender, Lean, Flavorful Beef – Highland beef has lower fat content than chicken (with more protein) and lower cholesterol than salmon.https://www.highlandcattleusa.org/viewarticle.aspx?aname=glasgowbeefstudy
Our cows are raised under ideal conditions. Plenty of water, lush grass, and space.
J & C Ranch was named after the ranch’s future owners, Juliet and Carson.
Suited for Winter
Highlands came from within the arctic circle, so winters in New Mexico are like summers to their ancestors.