Suckled calf production is the only financially viable cattle enterprise for the hills and uplands. The use of continental cross cows derived from the dairy herd has increased dramatically, in pursuit of faster-growing, higher-value progeny, and as a strategy to compensate for the adverse effect of the Holstein on carcass conformation. Continental sires are normally used on these types of suckler cows but the traditional Aberdeen-Angus sire is now selling at a premium and might be better suited for upland production. Previous ADAS trials have shown the potential of continental cross cows to increase calf growth rates in a hill environment (Keatinge et al., 1994), and to improve carcass quality when the progeny are finished intensively (Chapple et al., 1995). The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the performance of weaned heifers finished extensively at 22-24 months of age.