Almosta Gang NWSS 2015
With months of planning and organizing to attend the National Western in Denver, CO; the week has quickly come and gone.
This was Almosta Farm’s 12th year attending and it was probably the best we have had. There were 6 farms with 15 animals and lots of Juniors being a part of the “Almosta Gang” (yes, we have a name to our group). We all worked hard to promote our farms and animals along with laughing even harder. What fun and how proud we were to watch these kids in how they presented their animals and themselves.
A huge Congratulations to Maryn Cowell on being named the Junior Showman Champion and Reilly McConnell for being named the Reserve Junior Showman Champion!!!!!! It doesn’t get much better than that!! This was Maryn and her family’s first NWSS and hopefully, not her last.
2015 Reserve Crossbred Prospect Steer Champion & Bailey McConnell
Bailey McConnell and her crossbred steer (Shorthorn comsite / highland bull); Almosta Farm’s Wyatt was named the Reserve Crossbred Prospect Steer Champion!!! Congratulations!!
Now that things are unloaded, washed up and put away it’s time to start planning for calving. The first of March will start and should conclude by the first of April with 4 purebred calves coming from Yankee (the last calf crop of his) , 4 purebred calves from Koal and 2 cross bred calves from Koal.
May we all have an uneventful calving season.
We hope everyone had a very special holiday season. With the New Year upon us, we are full steam ahead getting ready for the trip west to the National Western Stock Show held in Denver, CO. This will be Almosta Farm’s 12th year attending.
A few years ago, a group started to travel and be stalled together at the show. We soon realized that we had such as great time and worked so well together it became a tradition. Through the years it has grown into more farms and even a name has popped up as the “Almosta Gang”. This year we will have 5 farms with 14 animals from MI; NE; CO; and MN in the “Gang”.
Our goal is to work and laugh hard but most of all to promote the breed and our farms. For those of you attending the great event in Denver, please look us up. We’d love to visit with you.
Almosta Farm is also proud to help promote Pell Creek’s Pendelton (D) that will be offered in the National Highland Sale at the National Western Stock Show in Denver on Jan. 24, 2015 owned by Pell Creek Highlands in Balaton,MN. Bailey would be glad to answer any questions that you may have about him.
He is the combination of Spring Flight Connecticut Yankee and Skye High Koal genetics . With his genetics and disposition, he has so much to offer any breeding program.