For Sale – Elm Hollow’s Kickoff King:
Highland Bull Calf

Kickoff King was our first calf of 2021 so he kicked off our calving season and from birth he looked like his daddy in length and depth. Kickoff’s dam, CSF Honeysuckle, AHCA #57529, is a gentle, yellow Highland cow that we fell in love with at the National show in Denver. Honeysuckle and BR Voodoo Magic, AHCA #51522, seem to be an excellent combination.

Kickoff is a stunning black calf with red highlights and a white medallion on his chest. Halter training for Kickoff started with a him having a bit of an attitude, but when he found out about calf treats and scratches he settled right in. Now he’s always first in line for a bath and brushing.

They say to buy used cars and cows in the rain so you can see what they are really like. Without rain, we resorted to a good bath to slick this boy down so he could show off his muscles. Kickoff has had his first vaccinations and boosters, is tattooed and has his permanent ID. He is currently in the process of AHCA registration, pending DNA confirmation of his sire.

Kickoff King is being offered with a minimum of $3,500.

Update: Kickoff has sold for $3,500.

Image of Ink Stamp of The Word Sold

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 Calf with fluffy black coat
Highland bull calf with fluffy winter coat red highlights are fading to black
"Kickoff King" a black Highland bull calf tied to a cattle panel during weaning and halter training
Angle view of Highland bull Big Ridge Voodoo Magic standing at attention

Big Ridge Voodoo Magic, AHCA # 51522

CSF Honeysuckle Highland cow at auction

CSF Honeysuckle, AHCA #57529

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