For Sale – Elm Hollow’s Leige Dearg: a handsome boy

Leige was born December 9, 2022. Although Leige is turning into quite a handsome boy, we follow the science here and weigh and measure our bull calves to see if they would be good sires. We are pretty picky and look for any flaw that might be passed on to offspring as well. We found no flaws in this handsome boy, but compared to the other bull calves this year, he didn’t gain quite as fast. He seems to be catching up now, but we will make him a steer if no one is in the market for an 8-month-old bull calf. He can remain intact if you act before August 1, 2023. In the case of a bull, registration would be $100 and the transfer fee $25.

As a  steer, Leige would be a great pasture ornament and can be a companion to a heifer, bull, or another steer. I always recommend that if you want a pet, choose a steer. They are more even tempered because there are no hormone swings to deal with. When a cow is in heat, she can get cranky, and a bull can get obstinate when he detects love the air anywhere in the neighborhood.

Leige has many calf friends in the pasture. We see him grazing calmly with a group of heifers, play fighting with the bull calves, and he loves to run with younger calves. He’ll make a terrific companion for any lonely calf in your fold and I’m betting that if you’ve ever had that crazy desire to train a Highland to pull a cart or wanted to try your hand at riding a cow, he might be up for that.

While we don’t register our steers because they won’t be reproducing, we do register their birth with the AHCA and you can trace their lineage through the herdbook.

Following is Leige’s ancestry as recorded in the AHCA Herdbook:

Sex: Bull
Tattoo: EH17L(LeftEar)
Birth Date: 12/09/2022
Color: Red

Elm Hollow's Leige Dearg''s ancestry

The normal price for a bull calf from Magic is $3,000-$3,500, so if you choose Leige Dearg, you’re getting a bargain! Just be sure to let me know by August 1 if you’d like him to remain a bull.

If you would like additional information or would like to purchase Leige Dearg, simply email [email protected] with your FULL NAME, YOUR FARM’S LOCATION, and a brief description of your farm.

I will also be requesting information about your pastures, facilities for handling, goals for your Highlands: (pasture ornaments, pets, beef, showing, etc.)  It is important to gather this information before the sale because I don’t accept offers unless I feel like the buyer and the calf/cow are a good match.  It is important that calf/cow will be manageable for the buyer and will be able to fulfill their goals.  I also want to be sure my calves/cows will have a safe home with the buyer.

All Elm Hollow calves have been vaccinated and examined by our vet.  All have been socialized, halter trained to stand and lead. Elm Hollow farm will pay for transfer fees when applicable and health certificates when required for transport.

Leige is available for $2,500.

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Elm Hollow's Leige Dearg Highland bull calf

Elm Hollow’s Leige Dearg, AHCA # U16037

Elm Hollow Leige Dearg highland bull calf with his dam PHF Chocolate Pudding

Leige as a newborn calf with his dam, PHF Chocolate Pudding, AHCA # 58165.

BR Voodoo Magic Highland bull standing on a ridge

Leige’s sire, BR Voodoo Magic, AHCA # 51522.

Elm Hollow's Leige Dearg highland bull calf

Leige, photo from July 14, 2023.

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