– Halter School 2022 –
– Best Dog House –
– Scammer Alert –
– Website Additions –
INTRODUCING HALTER SCHOOL CLASSES 2022
Disclaimer: These dates are approximate pending the cooperation of the calves.
Class #1: Start Date – May 15
Elm Hollow’s King of the Hill – red bull
Elm Hollow’s Kandy Girl – dun heifer
Elm Hollow’s Kamila – black heifer
Elm Hollow’s Kodiak Bear – red steer
Class # 2: Start Date – June 10
Elm Hollow’s Kassidy – red heifer
Elm Hollow’s Koal – black steer
Elm Hollow’s Kade – yellow bull
Elm Hollow’s Kallie’s Lass – red heifer
Class # 3: Start Date – June 25 (All boys)
Elm Hollow’s Karl – red steer
Elm Hollow’s Kobe – black bull
Elm Hollow’s Kelly – black steer
Elm Hollow’s Knockout Punch – black bull
Class # 4: Start Date – July 10
Elm Hollow’s Karisma – dun heifer
Elm Hollow’s Katherine – black heifer
Class # 5: Start Date – August 1
EH Lavena’s Laddie – red steer
EH Darcy’s Magic Lady – red heifer
As you can see, there is a plan to get these calves ready for new homes. During halter training, the calves will also see our veterinarian to be sure there is no health issue that we have missed. At that time, the calf will receive it first vaccinations and be given an AIN tag. The AIN is an official “Animal Identification Number” which is required for livestock to be transported across state lines in the US. Up dated pictures will be posted on the website as calves are weaned.
BEST DOG HOUSE
Elm Hollow recently adopted a 5th Great Pyrenees and so we needed another house. In my search for a house to match our others, I learned that the company that made our others had quit making them, I asked a local contractor if he could make one and he said, “Sure, but I want to make it just a bit bigger, because that is a big dog.” We love it! If you love it, I’ll put you in touch with him. You’d have to pick it up in Treadway, TN. It fits on a lawn mower trailer. (One of our other dogs claimed the new house and gave the newcomer his old one.)
Unfortunately, there are thieves and cheats all over the globe. They steal photos from the internet (even photos of registration papers) and create some very convincing posts about calves and cows they have for sale. Please, if you see posts with cute calf pictures for sale, check out the seller before you deal with them. This warning was sent out to AHCA members in late December of 2020.
AHCA has recently been made aware that scammers have attempted to join our Facebook group in an effort to prey on our membership via private message. In some cases, there have even been photos of fraudulent registration papers sent with pictures of cattle for sale. These registration papers look very similar to the authentic version but in most cases the information on them is completely false. We urge you to use extreme caution if you are solicited online by someone that you don’t know and if you ever question the validity of a registration paper, please contact the AHCA office.
Often, scammers will post in groups related to farm animals and avoid Highland groups in an attempt to avoid the eyes of legitimate breeders who are alert and watching for signs of fraud. One of these was posted in a chicken group, the other in a cattleman’s group that sells equipment. I personally engaged these two and caught both in elaborate lies.
Legitimate breeders will normally be an established member of a Highland association so you can ask for references from other members in that group. They will not be a newly established FB profile or a brand new member of a Highland group. Scammers have to change their FB profile frequently because legitimate breeders or burned buyers make them known and that profile is taken down. Established Highland group members will scrutinize any post of calves for sale since they are not allowed by FB policy.
NEW ADDITIONS ON THE WEBSITE
Be sure to visit the website and see the newest additions! We have finally completed the Bios of the cows. Parts IV and V. I tell myself that is all, I won’t be buying any more cows. Then, I meet a new girl and fall in love. . . . . .
We also were fortunate to add some new genetics to our semen tank and will be offering some additional outstanding genetics to our semen buyers.