National Geographic : 1984 Jul
The real beef in Scotland's livestock output, cattle bring three times the income of sheep. Six native breeds, including hardy Highland cattle (left), undergo the scrutiny of officials, like these (above), at the annualRoyal HighlandShow nearEdinburgh. Short on productive arableland, Scotland earns 70 percentof itsfarm income from livestock and theirproducts. The pristinewaters of Scotland's fjordlike sea lochs have spawned stock raisingof a different kind-salmon farms. After three orfour years of nurturing,from eggs to adults,fat Atlantic salmon are harvested (below) on Loch Carronin the western Highlands.