For Sale – Fiona and Kismet
Registered Cow with Heifer Calf

Fiona, AHCA #58748,  is a very pretty white cow who graced us with a lively little dun heifer after she came to Elm Hollow with her mother. Fiona has an alpha personality in the herd and will make an excellent lead cow for someone just starting out in Highlands. She takes treats from my hand and is beginning to be curious about the brush. It won’t take much to win her trust.

Fiona has great maternal insticts and delivered Kismet on her own on 8/22/21. She allowed us to move the baby into our mama cow pen (as we often do with first time mamas) just to make sure they get the nursing right. Fiona needed no help with that, but seemed glad to have some time alone with her new daughter.

Kismet, AHCA registration pending, has been such fun to work with. At just 3 months, she is not completely halter trained, but I do put the halter on her and handle her regularly. The last time we had a lesson, she was comfortable enough to eat some hay while I petted and combed her. She is always glad to get back to mama though. If she has more interaction with her hoomans as she grows up, she will be a very sweet little 4H project for someone.

Kismet’s sire is a handsome guy named Windkist Acres Clyde, AHCA #56481. I think you’ll be hearing about some of his offspring during the coming show seasons. Here is Clyde with one of his sons from last season.

Because of Kismet’s young age, Fiona is selling as an open cow and is ready to breed to your bull this season. Kismet will be AHCA registered by the seller and transferred to the buyer.

Fiona and Kismet are being offered together with a minimum of $5,000.

Update: Fiona and Kismet have sold for $14,000.

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 (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.

White Highland cow with her dun colored calf
Little Highland Calf dun colored named Kismet
White Highland cow with newborn calf isolated in a pen in the barn
Highland bull with his newborn calf

Windkist Acres Clyde, AHCA #56481

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