For Sale – LEA Noor:
Yellow Highland Cow
Noor’s genetic background is excellent. She has 3 impact dams, 2 elite impact dams and 2 impact bulls in her first 3 generations. Noor, AHCA #57374, is a beautiful 4.5 year old yellow cow. I bought her from a herd dispersal sale from a breeder that did not keep records, so I have no idea if she has calved in the past. When Noor arrived, she had been pasture exposed to 4 bulls, (among them Finley Falls Duncan), but she did not show any sign of having been bred.
She has since been pasture exposed to BR Voodoo Magic. While we did not been preg check, we did witness normal courting behavior and have not noticed any signs of heat cycle since that time.
Noor is not a cow for inexperienced breeders. She is skittish and does not trust people. I contacted her breeder for more insight about this and was told that she had never been a cuddly cow, was not halter trained, and had been handled pretty roughly by her last owner. All those things combined have made her quite skittish, (not aggressive, just distrustful). That said, when we finally did get Noor into a secure chute, she allowed me to groom her and vaccinate her without much fuss.
Because we have frequent visitors to the farm who want to pet the cows, Noor is not a good fit for us. Her temperament has improved in the stress free environment here, but my expectation is approachable and groom able in the pasture. This is probably not achievable for Noor, although with her genetic background, she should be a really good producer of calves.
I normally don’t buy or sell a single cow, but prefer that they go with another cow that they are comfortable with. Noor came in with a cow that she’s been around all her life, LEA Never Enough, AHCA #57377. I’m open to discussing her sale as well, but Never’s sale price would be higher because she does fit in well here and I’d like to keep her.
In the group photo, Noor is on the right and on the left is Never Enough.
When Noor arrived at Elm Hollow Farm, she was tested for BVD and Johne’s. Both tests were negative. She was also vaccinate with Covexin 8 and Vira Shield 6+VLS5. Later she was vaccinated for pinkeye.
Noor is being offered with a minimum of $3,000.
If also bidding on Never Enough, she is offered with a minimum of $4,500. She will only be sold as a companion to Noor, not as an individual sale.
Update: Noor has sold for $3,500.
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.