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Home of the 2010 National Grand Champion Bull

2016-NWSS-and-FebOn the 18th of Jan, the Almosta Gang came into Denver, CO to attend the 2016 National Western Stock Show. There were 16 animals representing 5 farms and what fun we had! Our new “Moo Booth” display attracted many folks to stop by and visit. As a group we had a very successful week, but best of all was the camaraderie within our group and the memories that were created.

2016 NWSS and Feb. snow 037Now, everyone is home safely, things are unloaded, cleaned and put away: just in time for the Blizzard of 2016. Holy smokes, it could snow and the wind was unrelenting. After 2 days and 14 inches of snow, it was time to dig out. There were drifts at least 4-5′ high . I had 3 cows that got caught in one dry lot with the only way I could tell which cow it was, the color of their strap that they wear. Their eyes were frozen shut , so I snapped a lead onto each cow and lead them into box stalls to let them thaw out overnight. Would they have been OK ? Yes, but they are close to calving and I feel it is my job to keep them safe. I was so thankful they trusted me enough to follow me. After, the storm passed they were out, climbing over the drifts to get with the rest of the cows. It took Steve 2 days to dig everything out. Just after that, we received more snow this Monday creating 5 foot snow banks.

We are all hoping that Mother Nature has gotten this out of her system , as calving will be starting the 1st of March. This is a big year for Almosta Farm , expecting 9 purebred and 3 cross bred calves. It’s always a stressful but fun time.

Almosta Farm will once again be submitting a 2015 heifer to the Heartland Spring Sale held in Lebanon, MO on April 23, 2016. As soon as the weather warms pictures will be taken of her. Please look on the sale page for more details of Almosta Farm’s Serena.

We hope that everyone has a stress free calving season.

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kidsAccording to the calendar, we are on the tail end of fall and what a busy one it was. I have been on the road to a couple of fall shows and am very pleased on how the animals did. But, most of all I am over the moon on our Junior attendance at our NCHCA Regional Show. When all was said and done, we had 18 Juniors participating with many of them being first timers. My calves got a great workout and everyone had a great time. I have found through the years working with my cattle and getting out and about, it’s all about the kids and the families that support them. It’s watching them approach with caution and it seems in no time they are working with the calf with confidence. It doesn’t get much better than that.

With the holidays nipping at everyone’s heels, we are also planning our yearly adventure to the National Western in Denver held on the week of Jan 19-24, 2016. Through the years, a group of farms have traveled together that have the same frame of mind and work very well together. A couple of years ago, folks have started to call us the “Almosta Gang” and it stuck. As with every year, I am so proud of what our group brings to Denver, but this year, we have a very diverse group. We have 2015 calves, yearling heifers and bull, along with market animals including a Highland Cross breed heifer.

The National Western is such a great venue to talk to Highland breeders from all over the country. Not too mention all of the shopping that one can do. If you happen to attend the National Western, please look up the “Almosta Gang”. We always have a chair to sit and a snack to share.

We wish you all a very special holiday season.

Summer was Different Than We Expected… But it was Excellent!

August 18, 2015

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 […]

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Spring Calves of 2015

April 8, 2015

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 […]

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Yearling Bulls @ 4th Annual Highland Cattle Auction

April 7, 2015

In a few weeks I will be heading for Norwood, MO to attend the 4th Annual Highland Cattle Auction on April 23, 2015 . I will be bring with me 2 yearling bulls for you to consider to bring into your breeding program. Almosta Farm’s Issak (D) Reg. No. 53,581 DOB: 03/08/14 Color: brindle We […]

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The Best National Western Ever!

February 11, 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” […]

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Happy New Year 2015!

January 3, 2015

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 […]

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2014 comes to a close

December 8, 2014

I am finally getting things back to normal from my last trip to the NAILE Show in Louisville, KY. We took a side trip to Stanwood,MI to pick up friends: Dawn Manthei, Evelyn Pruitt and their animals. It doesn’t get any better than going to an event with friends. With 2014 coming to an end, it’s time to reflect on […]

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Summer 2014 is winding down

August 25, 2014

It is the end of August with next week being Labor Day weekend. That is a sign that summer is winding down. I have no clue where it went. For me it has been the busiest summer I have had in a very long time with many miles put on the truck and trailer and […]

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Yankee Tribute

July 8, 2014

It is with a very heavy heart to inform you all of Yankee’s passing. He went down a couple of days ago and had pulled some muscles and /or ligaments in this back leg around the stifle area. With humans we would have surgery to fix it but with an 1800 lb. bull, unfortunately , […]

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