Big Ridge Voodoo Magic
American Highland Cattle Association #51,522
2019 International Virtual Highland Cattle Show, 1st Place People’s Choice, Class 7, Bull 60-120 months.
Read more about Magic below.
Big Ridge Fergus
American Highland Cattle Association #57,487
2019 International Virtual Highland Cattle Show, 1st Place People’s Choice, Class 4, Bull 24-36 months.
Read more about Fergus below.
Plans for 2020 include restocking of Voodoo Magic straws and the addition of our beautiful Big Ridge Fergus to our semen program.
More on Big Ridge Voodoo Magic
Voodoo Magic is pictured at just 22 months old. Photo credit: Bill Arrington
And here is Magic six years later at age eight in the next three photos.
Voodoo Magic’s full thighs, thick shoulders and short, strong legs give overall balance that exemplifies perfect conformity to the Scottish Standards.
Big Ridge Voodoo Magic is a calm, patient fellow whose calves average 55#, deliver unaided, nurse unassisted and grow at rapid rate, often outgaining their peers by 100+ pounds at weaning.
Magic was carefully bred to produce black and red calves with sound feet, tight udders, and gentle temperament.
Magic exhibits all of the important traits of the Scottish Highland Cattle Standard. Magic’s excellently level top line combined with his strong muscular neck, broad short head, low wide horn set, and bushy forelock compliment a thick, slightly wavy coat.
We are truly grateful to Bill and Kae Arrington of Big Ridge Highlands for their contributions to the breed, and most especially for working through generations to produce this magnificent bull.
We have learned much from the Arringtons, and been greatly inspired to carry on this legacy of excellence here at Elm Hollow Farm.
Big Ridge Voodoo Magic has produced another champion!
We are so excited to announce the Division 1 Intermediate Heifer Calf champion in the 2020 National Western Stock Show went to FSH Shake your Groove (AI,D), AHCA registration number 59,481 born 5/3/19 and shown with her NWSS championship banner below.
She is owned and was shown by Chet Welch of Tunnel Hill Farm, and her breeder is Greg Starr of Four Star Highlands
Voodoo Magic’s Calves
Voodoo Magic produces both red and black calves. The four below are shown at approximately three months.
And here are three weanlings by Voodoo Magic at approximately six months.
Shown below is Big Ridge Effie Rose, Grand Champion Female at the North Central Highland Cattle Association show.
Sired by Big Ridge Voodoo Magic, dam Sobhrach of Big Ridge. Owned and expertly shown by Paige Proctor and Windemere Farms.
More on Big Ridge Fergus
Big Ridge Fergus is calm easygoing bull with correct conformation to all Scottish Standards for Highland Cattle. He has shared a pasture peacefully with Big Ridge Voodoo Magic since he was weaned.
Fergus’s sire is MacDonald of Esk #18546 who evidently was imported to the US from Scotland since both his sire and dam are registered in the Scottish herd book. I found evidence of only one other bull that is a direct descendent of MacDonald of Esk in the US but was unable to confirm if that bull is still alive.
In 2016, 5 straws of MacDonald of Esk semen was auctioned at the National Stockshow in Denver and Bill was the high bidder. Only one of those 5 straws produced a calf. We have Fergus’s dam here at Elm Hollow Farm. Muirneag 3rd of Vintage Hill # 46810. Muirneag (shown below) has some excellent heritage also with ancestors such as Scott of Craycombe #SC7557 and Trina of Kiyiwana #25525.