Leys Fold

Leys Fold Leys fold of 35 pedigree cows has been going for over 85 years. situated on the northern slopes outs The sale proceeds amounted to over £200,000. (more to follow)

Highland cattle have been bred at Leys since 1931when the present fold was established by Sir Francis Walker. Records show, however, that Highland cattle were being exported from Leys to Poland in the 1890s. The present fold was established purchasing stock from Atholl Estates and Flichity Estates. The first stock bulls were Clais Dhearg of Achnacloich (3553) and Duke 2nd of Flichity (3651) who wa

s twice Reserve Male Champion at the Highland show in 1933 and 1934. The fold gradually increased to over 70 cows producing some well known animals. Females sold from Leys have gone on to be the foundation stock of many folds. Bulls such as Prionnsa 4th of Leys and Jock 26th of Leys (7171) went on to be become very well known. In the show ring the fold has had considerable success over the years not only Oban and the Royal Highland but also as fat stock exhibitors at the Scottish Winter Fair and Smithfield in London. In 1992 the bull Jock of pennygown was purchased for the record price of 20,000 guineas sadly Bill Walker died shortly after and most of the fold was dispersed. A few Key females were kept to maintain bloodlines such as Bean Ruadh , Donnag Sgairteil and Lady.


Leys Castle Farm


01463 234713



Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Leys Fold posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Leys Fold:



Nearby food & beverage services