A revised edition by Una Flora Cochrane is now available for purchase at:
As iconic as the magnificent breed it documents, A Keen Eye, Fact and Folklore on Scottish Highland Cattle is now available after more than 25 years of being out of print and almost impossible to find. $57.50 includes US nationwide shipping for this beautiful hardback edition.
The revised edition, complete with some updates by the author Una Flora Cochrane and a full subject matter index not in the original book is 344 pages of a magnificent comprehensive collection of information on Highland cattle. Illustrated with both historic and modern color photographs and art, it captures the true essence of the Grande Olde Breed, one of the most famous breeds of cattle in the world in their native homeland from the Scottish breeders perspective.
Talk to anyone lucky enough to have the first edition, or someone who has already obtained a copy of the revised edition and you’ll understand why this is truly a treasured classic. It has been called a must have book for any Highland cattle breeder or enthusiast from almost anyone who has read it.
Stephen Janz, a renown 30 plus year breeder of Highland cattle in Germany and author of Highland Cattle, Icon of the Scottish Highlands called A Keen Eye a “Legendary classic” that “…accompanied me for most of my breeders life. It was a book that I love and have come back to time and again.”
A. McArthur, President of Scotland’s Highland Cattle Society at the time of the original publication called A Keen Eye “…a unique publication which has been thoughtfully arranged to be of enormous interest to any reader – no matter what the level of experience they may have.”
“Suil a ghleidheas selbh” – “A keen eye keeps the cattle”