My plan for the summer was not to travel as much and stay home. Well, the plan worked out fine until July. But, oh the memories that I have to share and remember. I picked up 3 Highland Juniors and their animals to attend the 4th Annual Midwest Cow Camp in Stanwood, MI. It is always a great time to watch kids grow in knowledge and confidence.
My next trip was heading west with 7 head on the trailer to attend the Boulder County Fair in Longmont, Co. Melinda and Maryn Cowell made the week even more special by coming along. We had a great show and for the first time had a Boot Camp for the juniors that attended the fair.
Reserve Grand Champion Female 2015!
Then the week of Aug. 12-16; I took 2 cow/calf pairs to the Knox County Fair held in Bloomfield, NE. I always have a great time watching other folks work and get to answer questions. This year I took a purebred pair and a cross bred pair to show folks what the breed could do for the commercial breeds.
At the end of Aug, I will heading for the NE State Fair in Grand Island, NE with a yearling heifer to be on Avenue of Breeds. This is the first time the Highlands have been attending the fair. So, this is very exciting.
There are other events that Almosta Farm will be attending throughout the fall. Please check out the calendar to see if we are going to be near you.
In the meantime, halter training is in the process with weaning soon to follow.
Hope your summer has also gone well.
Spring is here to stay and we are getting some much needed moisture. I know many of you have had more than your share of snow, but we have been very dry.
Calving is 99% complete. The Angus cow has decided to be the last one this year. It doesn’t get much better to see all of these new faces figuring out life and just having fun. This is the last calf crop from our Senior bull; Spring Flight Connecticut Yankee and as usual he didn’t disappoint.
I shook up the barnyard last year and gave Koal some different cows and yes, made him work a little harder. He has always done a great job for “his” girls, but he really knocked it out the park this year! Of course it is important to make sure everyone is fine, but the real fun is to see what color the calf is. And I have to say that the Shorthorn Composite Cow made me rub my eyes. This was the first year she and Koal were together and here was an awesome black heifer with lots of Chrome (white ). Stay tuned for updates as these “kids” grow through the summer.
Now, in about 6 weeks the cycle of life starts all over again. Almosta Farm is proud to introduce Finley Falls Boyd as the new Junior Bull. With his genetics and his disposition, he will be a great addition.
The calendar had been updated with my travels for 2015. The first of the spring, I am taking 2 yearling bulls to the 4th Annual Highland Cattle Auction held in Norwood, MO on April 23, 2015 at 4 pm.
If you find yourself in Northeast Nebraska , the barn door is always open.