For Sale – Elm Hollow’s Gracie:
Proven Highland Cow
We are so proud of EH Gracie, AHCA #57754. She was the first heifer calf born here that passed all my crazy picky standards checks and to top it off, she developed the dark bus dubh around her nose. Gracie is a proven cow and as a heifer, had no problem caring for her first calf. Gracie’s D.O.B. is 01.10.18, and she had her first calf at age 2 years and 10 moths. Because she was with her mother in the pasture, she learned all about caring for her babies from mom.
Gracie was halter trained at weaning, so is very approachable in the pasture even though we seldom halter our cows as adults.
This is Gracie at about 2 weeks old.
This is Gracie’s first calf, Jewel at 6 months old. (well named, she was a gem!) As you can see, mom’s frosting was inherited by Jewel. Looks like they my have the same hair stylist too!
Big Ridge Bearnard is Gracie’s sire and Gracie was briefly pasture exposed to BR Voodoo Magic (since we are trying to sync all our girls to fall calving, I don’t think Gracie is bred, so she is ready to breed to your bull for a fall calf
Gracie’s mother is LiTerra Adalida, an impact dam that produces beautiful calves every year.
Gracie is being offered with a minimum of $4,000.
Update: Gracie has sold for $8,000.
This is how the sale process works:
The listed price represents the lowest price I’m willing to accept.
I’ve had several people tell me that they missed out on a calf (or cow) they really had their heart set on because they sell so quickly - sometimes within an hour of posting. I’ve decided to wait up to 48 hours from the time of posting to close a sale on a calf (or cow). Hopefully, this will allow those who are busy, but have their heart set on one of the babies, time to get back to me with their offer.
If you are interested in making an offer on the listed calf/cow, let me know by email to [email protected] within 24 hours of posting. No new bidders will be accepted after the first 24 hours. You must make an offer during the first 24 hours to be eligible to bid after the first 24 hours is up. If there is more than one active bidder at the end of 24 hours, those bidders will be put into a joint email chain so they can communicate directly with me and with each other. An active bidder is a bidder who has made an offer above the highest offer within an hour since the high bid was announced to all who have been bidding.
It is helpful to include some information about the environment that calf will be moving into and your plans for the animal. We consider this factor with greater weighting even than the offer, as we've spent so much time with our little fluffy friends and want the best for them. If I have no information about the farm and your plans for the calf, I won’t consider your offer.
Here are some of the things that it is important for me to know: (If you’re experienced with Highlands or any cattle, some of these questions will seem silly, but if this will be your first Highland, these are important.) Narrative with this info included is fine, it isn’t a test.
1. Have you raised cattle before? If not, do you have a source of information on keeping them healthy?
2. Do you have other cattle now? If not, why did you decide to get Highlands?
3. What are your plans for Highlands? Pets, beef, showing, breeding stock, pasture ornaments?
4. Do you have a relationship with a large animal vet? It is important to establish that before you NEED a vet. Also, you need a way to confine your cow if a vet does need to come out for some reason.
5. Are your fences secure? Not just to keep cows in, but also neighboring bulls out.
6. Will there be shade and water available in your pasture? (Highlands do not tolerate heat without shade and plenty of fresh water.)
7. How big is your pasture? 2 acres per cow is recommended (that will also support her calf)
8. What is your water source? (standing water can become contaminated and cause health issues.)
9. Do you have a fly control plan? This will help protect them from pinkeye which can cause blindness.
10. Do you know what minerals your cattle will require in a supplement to keep your cows healthy? (consult your Ag Extention Agent)
11. Do you have a good hay source for winter? (plan ahead for high quality hay and its safe storage)
12. Will your Highland have a compatible, BOVINE pasture companion?
And last but not least: Do you solemnly swear to send pictures and videos and give them hugs and kisses daily. Also tell them I miss them and if they need to come home they can? I mean that!
Fee to transfer calves/cows into the buyer’s name will be paid by Elm Hollow Farm for up to 90 days after the date of sale. If transfer is not sent and received by AHCA within that 90 day period, the buyer will be responsible for the fee.
Elm Hollow’s Gracie at 2 weeks old
Elm Hollow’s Jewel
Big Ridge Bearnard, AHCA #53391
LiTerra Adelida, AHCA #55421