For Sale – Elm Hollow’s Kassidy
Playful Heifer Calf with a Deep Red Coat
Kassidy was born on November 1, 2021, to WKA Annie Get Your Gun, AHCA # 56824, who has me scrambling for names from the wild west.
Little Miss Kassidy keeps her mother on her toes! She is spunky and that beautiful deep red that brings to mind pictures of the Scottish Highlands.
Kassidy has the depth of body we all look for in a heifer and she just gets better as she grows.
Kassidy’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, you’ll find them here. Kassidy offers an excellent addition to any Highland fold.
Kassidy did not take to the halter at first, but she was younger than usual when I first started working with her. I let her go back out to the big pasture with her mom for a few more weeks and now she is as ready as any to learn to be a calm cooperative heifer for her new fold.
On June 12, we brought Kassidy and three other calves out of the cow pasture and into the weaning pen with the calves we’ve been working with from the beginning. After a few days to acclimate to her new surroundings, Kassidy was ready for her first day back in class.
She was cooperative and allowed me to comb her out, but she was ready to go when class was over. Kassidy had seen me setting up a mister while the calves were tied and she wanted to be the first one in that cool spray. What a playful little girl! Those are not her ribs, but the wet rivulets running down her sides. She will be a medium framed cow at maturity.
Invite this playful gal into your fold for some red color with true Scottish genetics!
Kassidy is available with an opening bid of $4,000.
Update: Kassidy sold for $5,700.
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 Kassidy, AHCA # 63377. This pretty heifer has a deep red coat with light frosting down her neck and back. She gets prettier every day. This photo is from June 28, 2022.
Kassidy as a new-born calf with her dam, WKA Annie Get Your Gun, AHCA # 56824.
Kassidy’s Sire, Big Ridge Fergus, AHCA # 57487.
Kassidy with her beautiful dam.
Kassidy enjoying in the new sprayer while the older calves were in halter training. Those are not her ribs, but the wet rivulets running down her sides.