Gathbodhan Highland Cattle


Welcome to Gathbodhan

We would like to welcome you to our web site. On the following pages you will be able to view our Cattle and relevant information. If you require any assistance or would like to know more information about us or our Cattle, please contact us and we will answer your query.

'come have a good look'

'come have a good look'

Latest news and Show Results

  • January 2010
    Gathbodhan proves it is about more than just good looks,  when our steer ‘Gathbodhan Fat Yak’ is awarded first prize in the Australian Highland Cattle Society’s National Carcase Competition for 2010.


  • September 2009
    Royal Adelaide Show results and photos added. As Cardinal continues his reign and is again awarded Senior Champion Bull, Grand Champion Bull, and Supreme Exhibit. We welcomed the heifer Dubai Diva who was awarded Junior Champion Female and then took out Grand Champion Female for 2009 aged just 16mths, and D’Arcy Ruadh, as Junior Champion Bull who at just 16mths weights in at 495kg, and scans of 89cms EMA with 5&6 for Rump and Rib. Overall Gathbodhan was awarded Most Successful Exhibitor and placed 1st in the Breeders Group Class for the 5th consecutive year

    New page added ‘Highland Carcase
  • August 2009
    Cardinal of Gathbodhan makes it a ‘triple treat’ as he is again awarded Champion Interbreed Bull of Show,
    Adding Gawler A,H & F Show to his list of Champion Interbreed Awards
  • March 2009
    A new era for Highland genetics in Australia has begun as the first drop of Black Watch Emmett calves are born, all showing the same growth and structural correctness as their imported Sire.
  • October 2008
    Double whammy time! Cardinal of Gathbodhan is awarded Champion Interbreed Bull of Show at both Strathalbyn and Pt Elliot Shows, who when teamed with Charlotte of Gathbodhan also took out Interbreed Pairs at both show as well.
  • September 2008
    Royal Adelaide Show results added, Gathbodhan scoops the pool with a Champion in all classes entered, and is again Most Successful Exhibitor as Cardinal of Gathbodhan is awarded Supreme Exhibit for 2008.
  • May 2008
    Semen Release - a limited number of straws from the American champion bull
    Black Watch Emmett are to be released onto the Australian market - more information can be obtained here
  • March 2008
    Peejay of Gathbodhan is Champion Interbreed Female at Mt Pleasant Show
    and Gathbodhan Cattle is Most Successful Exhibitor
  • October 2007
    A 9mth old Cardinal of Gathbodhan debuts at Strathalbyn and is given Champion Highland and Reserve Champion Interbreed Bull
  • September 2007
    Royal Adelaide Show results added - Gathbodhan hat tricks as most successful exhibitor
    while Rua Rubeen of Gathbodhan is crowned Supreme Highland Exhibit for 2007
  • August 2007
    Bastian of Gathbodhan named Champion Interbreed Bull at Gawler A.H. & F. Show 2007
  • May 2007
    Rua Rubeen achieves Junior Champion Heifer at Bendigo Beef Expo/AHCS National Show.
    Rua Rubeen Junior Champion heifer Australian Highland Cattle Society National Show 2007
  • February 2007
    Semen Release - limited number of straws available, Chester Dohnn Laird of Gathbodhan - more information
  • October 2006
    Gathbodhan 'girls' go to Strathalbyn Show and come home with both Champion and Reserve Champion Highland Females
    Rua Rubeen awarded Champion Female at Pt Elliot Show

    The biggest double whammy ever! As Gathbodhan Highland Cattle is awarded both Male and Female Grand Champions in the 2006 International Virtual Show

    New photos on achievements page >>
    2 new pages with photos of our Cattle >>
  • September 2006
    Gathbodhan sweeps the pool with both Male and Female Grand Champions, and is 'back to back' Most Successful at the Royal Adelaide Show,
    Whilst Chester Dohnn Laird of Gathbodhan is the first Highland bull to 'hat trick' as Grand Champion
  • August 2006
    Australian Highland Cattle Society National Show 2006
    'Most Successful Exhibitor' goes to Gathbodhan Highlands

    Whilst at New Zealand's Highland Winter Show
    Chester Dohnn Laird of Gathbodhan is crowned 'Supreme Show Champion'

    Rua Rubeen of Gathbodhan hits the show scene
  • April 2006 - Rebecca stamps her style as Gathbodhan Highland Cattle is awarded
    Most Successful Beef Exhibitor
    at the Mt Barker District Show.
    Also at this show
    Gathbodhan - 1st Place , Interbreed Female Pair
    Gathbodhan - 1st Place, Interbreed Breeders Group

    Mt Pleasant Highland Feature Show 2006
    Gathbodhan - 2nd Place , Interbreed Female Pair
    Gathbodhan - 2nd Place, Interbreed Breeders Group
  • April 2006 updates pages
    Leeah Dawn of Gathbodhan
    has been added more info >>>
    New Links have been added more info >>>
    New Photo's added more info >>>
  • Feb 2006 - Gathbodhan are pleased to announce that Rebecca Hehir will be joining the team. She will be able to utilize her vast knowledge of the cattle industry.
    We look forward to Rebecca bringing her personal style, ideals, and skills into the world of Highland Cattle'

show winning Highland Cattle photo

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