Formed in 1993, the Society was formed to assist in the development of the Highland Cattle breed in New Zealand. Members are offered advice in the form of information and Publications, can register their animals with the Society, where the information is collected, verified and published in the Herd book.
The Society also helps with the promotion of the Highland breed and Society activities along with the promotion of fellowship among the Highland Cattle breeders and members.
The Society now has over 400 members, and in 2008 registered the 5000th animal. it is affiliated to the Royal Agricultural Society as a Highland breed society. It is also the only Society that is recognised by the other Highland Societies overseas.
There are three kinds of membershipFull:
Full Members are entitled to all Society publications and information, full participation of Society activities, the facility to register cattle in the Herdbook and voting rights.
Associate Members receive all Society publications and information, have full participation of Society activities, do not have any voting rights or ability to register cattle. An associate membership is designed for people who own cattle but do not want to breed them, or have an interest in the breed but don't want to own any cattle.
You must be under 18 years old to be eligible for a Junior Membership. Junior Members receive all Society publications and information, have full participation of Society activities, ability to register up to 5 cattle, do not have any voting rights.
Every Member wishing to register cattle is required to register a separate Fold, with a unique Herd Name. Each Herd Name will be allocated a letter prefix know as the Herd ID, and a three digit number known as a Herd Number.
How to Join the Society
To join the New Zealand Highland Cattle Society, you must fill in an application form, and send it with a cheque or bank the money via Internet Banking to the Registrar. You can download a copy of the form below or visit the Resources section to fill in a Membership Form online.
|Constitution. June 2012 (139kb)|
|Membership Application Form (60kb)|