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Home of the 2010 National Grand Champion Bull

August-2014-017smIt 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 the same 3 heifers coming along. They are by now, “bomb proof”. These three girls are certainly good sports and traveled well.

Weather wise, it has been a cool (by NE standards) summer with timely rains. The pastures haven’t looked this good in a very long time and the cattle look great. It certainly saves on the hay bill.

Now it is halter training time with the first day being yesterday, 8/23/14. I never have any expectations or anything else planned for the whole day. After all, I am on Highland time. I was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t take long and everyone was good. The true test for me is will they come in the next day. They did!! So, we are off to a great start.

The fall show season kicks of the end of next month in Austin, MN. All of the calves go to this show with 8 Juniors waiting to take care of one for the weekend. They pick out a calf to feed, pick up after, wash and show. Everyone has a great time and the calves get exposure to many things and quickly figure out that they get pampered. For me it doesn’t get any better than to watch a child and calf hook up to become a team in a very short period of time.

I hope to see you at one of the many Highland venues this fall.

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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 , it’s not the case. He may have healed to only live another 1 – 6 months and would have to be very careful. The pain was excruciating for him and decided it wasn’t fair to him or me.

His legacy will go on with his offspring. He had 4 calves this year and has settled 5 cows for 2015. What a wonderful gift & I am so thankful for it!
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In Loving Memory:

Spring Flight Connecticut Yankee (D)
Feb. 10, 2004 – July 6, 2014

He wasn’t aware that he was coming to Almosta Farm in Jan. 2005 to become their first bull; and all of the “life lessons” he was going to have to teach me about bulls. He not only had the patience and grace, but I believe a sense of humor with his teachings. I think I saw a time or two , him rolling his eyes, as if to say; ” it’s just Mom”. He never had a bad day; always treating me with kindness and respect.

He always had a twinkle in his eye and only asked for a brushing now and then. He leaves behind a legacy of offspring that will not only carry on his conformation traits but also his sweet disposition.

Because of Yankee teaching me what it takes to raise and handle a bull; I have grown with confidence and hopefully some skill. I, thank you my dear Yankee for this wonderful journey that we had and teaching me how to “dance”.
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Summer 2014 is Here!

June 30, 2014

It is already the end of June and summer is in full swing. I am trying to figure out where spring went to. With having a brutally cold winter with no snow, it has been a concern what Mother Nature had in store for us this summer. We have been blessed with lots of timely […]

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Calves!

May 6, 2014

As I am looking at the calendar, I have no idea where the time has gone. It’s hard to believe I haven’t touched base since January. But, like most everyone, winter was nothing to write home about. In Nebraska it was extremely cold and dry. At Almosta Farm, March is calving time. It is an […]

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Almosta Farm’s Becky is to be auctioned!

February 3, 2014

Almosta farm is proud to offer Almosta Farm’s Becky for your consideration. She is out of our Senior Bull, Spring Flight Connecticut Yankee (D) and a daughter of LEA Bancroft (D) * Yankee and this female line (mother & daughter) have consistently produced quality heifers that are structurally correct, well muscled and great mothers with […]

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Winter is just too Long

January 31, 2014

I am sure most of us are counting the days until spring. It certainly has been a very strange winter. Some folks have too much snow and in other areas not enough moisture. We have had 2 inches so far and there are cracks in the ground wide enough a cat could fall in. It […]

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Fall 2013

October 14, 2013

We have had a┬ávery warm, beautiful fall so far. But as the case all good things will come to an end. We are finishing up some new dry lot/ holding pens and I am happy to say that we may be done with fencing. The calves have been weaned, their vaccinations behind them and are […]

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Summer is gone too fast

August 3, 2013

I am sure I am like everyone else, the summer is going too fast. We have had some timely rain, so the pastures are holding their own. We had our first fog this past week, so if the old wives’ tale holds true; there might be snow on Halloween. What a special summer it has […]

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Travels Comin’ Right Up

July 9, 2013

What a difference a year makes. We have been blessed quite a bit of heavy snow in the spring and timely rains later on. Now, we have grass that is up to the cows backs. We all are appreciating the weather. As with everyone it has been busy catching up yard work, working with the […]

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Matthew Mueller’s Story

April 30, 2013

A couple of years ago, I met a young guy named Matthew Mueller from Austin, MN at our fall show with his family. He was so much fun to watch, as he soon became a very capable showman with a great sense of humor. I found out that he was very involved with 4-H and […]

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