For Sale – Elm Hollow’s Kandy Girl

Heifer Calf with True Scottish Genetics

Kandy was born on October 28, 2021. She was a beauty from the start. Her length and depth are outstanding for a calf her age.

Ban Diuc, her dam, is so dependable. Even with a storm brewing, she delivered and had Kandy up and nursing in time to move her to the shelter before the storm hit.

By four months old, Kandy had all the characteristics of an outstanding cow. She would be my keeper if I was keeping any heifer this year and I’ll probably regret letting her go. Her dam, Ban Diuc of Legacy, AHCA # 56155, is a stunning cow whose sire was imported to the US from Scotland.

Kandy’s sire, Big Ridge Fergus AHCA # 57487, was also sired by a bull that is a direct Scottish import.

If you want true Scottish genetics, this is definitely your girl. I know my opening bid is higher than usual on Kandy, but her value such that it would not break my heart to keep her.

On Kandy’s very first day with a halter she was standing with the lead slack, not pulling. She came in on her own when I was working with another calf so I just decided to see what she would do. I was able to halter, tie, and groom her easily.

Kandy Girl is available with an opening bid of $5,500.

Update: Kandy sold for $8,100.

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.

Elm Hollow's Kandy Girl Highland heifer

Elm Hollow’s Kandy Girl, AHCA # 63378.

Highland Cow Ban Diuc nursing her calf

Kandy as a new-born calf with her dam, Ban Diuc of Legacy, AHCA # 56155. 

Blue Ridge Fergus a highland bull out standing in his field

Kandy’s sire, Blue Ridge Fergus, ACHA # 57487.

Elm Hollow Kandy Girl Highland heifer first day on halter

Kandy’s first day on halter.

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