For Sale – Elm Hollow’s Jewel:
Black Highland Heifer Calf

Elm Hollow’s Jewel is a true gem!

Her sire is Big Ridge Fergus, AHCA # 57487.

Jewel is a smaller version of her Aunt Jetta. Jewel’s dam EH Gracie, AHCA # 57754, is the daughter of Jetta’s dam, so she is our first 3rd generation calf to be born here.

Halter training for Jewel, AHCA #61317, has gone well, with Jewel seeming almost eager to please as she learned to stand quietly when tied, relax and lay down, and lead to a new location.

Although she is hanging on to her blond highlights for now, Jewel will be black when she matures. The second picture is at about 3 months old and the third was taken during halter training at 6 months. It is so fun to watch how they change as they grow up.

Jewel will be up to date on vaccinations, tattooed according to AHCA standard for her registration, and halter trained to stand and lead.

Jewel is being offered with a minimum of $3,000.

Update: Jewel has sold for $4,350.

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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 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.

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. 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.

Please let me know if you want me to contact you if someone offers me more than you did and you want the chance to make a new offer. If you do not specifically request feedback on higher offers I will assume your first offer is your final offer. I’m trying hard to be fair about sales. I will let everyone who makes an offer know the final outcome.

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.

Baby Highland cow on her first day of life with mama in the field
Three month old heifer calf in winter pasture
Fluffy 6 month old Highland Calf with blond highlights but definitely turning black
Mature highland bull Big Ridge Fergus standing in winter pasture with evergreens in background

Big Ridge Fergus, AHCA #57487

Elm Hollow's Gracie, a Highland cow, licking her newborn clean

Elm Hollow Gracie, AHCA # 57754

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