For Sale – Elm Hollow’s Magnus, AHCA # pending

A great little steer for your calf or child.

Brindle is one of my favorite colors! Magnus inherited his stunning brindle color and his gentle nature from both his sire, WKA Braxton, AHCA # 59691, and his lovely dam, Pae’s Ashes Raisinette, AHCA #59009. Like his mother, Magnus was red at birth and it wasn’t until he was 6 months old that the brindle patterns of his sire and dam became evident.

Born on Nov. 29, 2023, Magnus (meaning great) is aptly named. He truly is a great little steer. He would be a great 4H project steer or an excellent companion animal for a heifer, a bull, or another steer.

He gets along well with both Makenzie, whose sale is June 24, and with Manda, whose sale is June 26. Just like classmates in an elementary school, the calves within a halter class develop a bond as they comfort each other during the stressful time of leaving their mother and learning to trust humans for their needs.

It was a difficult decision when we decided to make Magnus a steer. Many breeders would have chosen to leave him as a bull, but here at Elm Hollow, we have decided that this year we would not contribute to the current flooding of the market with bull calves.

So many people are entering the world of Highlands. And without the knowledge of breed characteristics, are choosing a bull based on color, regardless of structure, genetic background, or temperament. The result will be that these color-oriented breeders will unfortunately produce generations of calves with traits that will weaken the breed.

Heifer calves need two years to mature before they are ready to be bred. They need another heifer or a steer as a companion during those two years. Steers are so valuable to a small farm as companion animals to any current or future additions. Also, remember that these are actually beef cattle. Highland beef is delicious, tender, and much healthier than other beef! Magnus can be registered as a market steer at buyer’s request.

Pae's Ashes Raisinette's ancestry
WKA Braxton's ancestry

What next?

If you are interested in participating in Magnus’ sale, please email me at [email protected] and tell me that you will be bidding on Magnus so I can create an email list of bidders before we begin his sale.

You may submit your opening bid at this time if you wish, but you don’t have to make a bid at this time to be included in the sale. This is like a slow paced auction where you can ask questions about the calf and have time to think before you bid.

I’ll be asking you some questions before the sale begins to see if there might be a calf coming up that I think might be a better fit for you. Feel free to ask me questions as well. We’ll have a total of 19 calves available during this summer and fall.

Update: Magnus sold for $2,500.

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EH Magus with his dam, Pae's Ashes Raisinette

Elm Hollow’s Magnus with his lovely dam, Pae’s Ashes Raisinette.

EH Magnus as a newborn

Newborn Magnus with Raisinette

Elm Hollow's Magnus highland steer calf

Magnus at seven months

Pae's Ashes Raisinette

Pae’s Ashas Raisinette AHCA #59009

WKA Braxton Highland Bull

WKA Braxton AHCA # 59691

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