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GEORGE OUR HERD SIRE

  SCOTTISH HIGHLAND CATTLE
 
 Known as far back as the 12th century, with even some evidence marking them as early as the 6th century,making the Highland one of the oldest and purest breeds of cattle today.They ranged the wind swept,rain driven Highland Islands of Scottland. Where only the hardest could survive the rough and often minimal forage.
 Brought to this country in the later half of the 19th century,makes them one of the oldest registered breed  in the  USA today.

 Their claim to fame is the ability to survive and also thrive,where other breeds would die.
 
 While the large long horns are intimidating to many,the Highlands are very even tempered,and like so many of the rare or ancient breeds,do not stress easily. With a higher intelligence then most of the "new"breeds of today,one can easily halter train.Even the bulls are more docile then other breeds.They respond especially well to quiet handling.
 
Highlands have a very hardy constitution.And add to that the thick,shaggy double coat that easily allows them to live outdoors even in the harshest of winters.The coat also makes it unnessassary for the Highlands to add that thick layer of fat,other breed put on for warmth during the winter.Minimal shelter is needed,a nice stand of tree's or a 3 sided shed is enough for winter,and provides enough shade in the hot summer months as they will shed out their long hair in warmer climates. Keeping their long fretlocks to shield their eyes from insects.
 Extremely hardy,combined with the ability to thrive on the poorest graze,and the need for little or no feed supplements,or extra grain for weight gain,or good body condition. They often eat what other cattle would pass by,they excel at browsing,and will clear the area of any thick brush.Their feed intake won't increase until minus 18 degree's F. Where all other breeds increase at 32 degree's F.
 Their meat is a beautifully marbled,fine grained beef,that is lean but of very good quality and taste. It is also  low  in cholesteral . They cross very well with other cattle breeds such as Angus and Charolais.

 Raised completely natural, here on this farm without being fed, growth hormones, steroids or antibiotics. Nor are implants of any type used. Organic is what is strived for with all this farms animals.

Those Lazy Bovine Days Of Summer!
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All calves are SOLD for this year.
Highlander Bull Calfs
 
Baxter is a bottle Calf....
Both are friendly and easy to handle...
 

BAXTER (Bottle Baby)
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4 1/2 months old

Baxter
SOLD!
Thank You Butch & Sonja King Family...Russelville, KY.

BAGLEY
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5 months old

BAGLEY,
SOLD.
THANK YOU NETHERY FAMILY,Shelbyville, KY.

DWEEZ ( DW)
D.O.B. Nov. 28, 2009
Charlais/Highland cross Yearling Bull.

Approx.  500 pounds...Gentle.  Easy to handle...Good around other livestock. Favors the Highlands with the exception of being polled like the  Charolais. Low birthweights and ease of grow out ...combined with the Highlands very hardy nature, makes this a superb cross.
He will make an excellant breeding bull prospect for your operation.
 
SOLD...Thank You Dennis Family!

Dweez (DW)
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Arabelle
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Arabelle
 
SOLD, Thank You Jan and Anna Zimmerman!

Mona
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Sold ! Thank You Baetzel Family! KY.

George
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THOR, SLATE,CINNAMON,

RUSTY,PHOEBIE,PIPER,NORM.

ALL SOLD!

Thank You Everyone!

CINNAMON, SOLD!Thank You Mckay Family,KY.

PIPER, SOLD! Thank You Bewley Family,KY.

Crosses:

    $625.00  Bulls                   

    $700.00  Heifers

PUREBRED:

   $750.00 Bulls

   $850.00 Heifers

 Discounts : For multi-purchase,4H, or return buyers.

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Highlands Enjoying the Ice Storm
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2009

REASONS FOR ADDING SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS TO YOU BREEDING PROGRAM
 
 People are often skiddish of cross breeding their purebred livestock,but here are a list of reasons why we and many others are turning to hybrid or crossbreed cattle .A majority of the traits below are hereditory.

 Highlands are excellant Mothers,unassisted births are the norm.Due to the Highlands wide pelvis.And due to the slim build,and medium bone structure of the calf.Weights  fall in the range of 50-75 pounds. Caesareans and prolapse are rare in this breed.Noted also for their high fertility,and consistant calving.Their milk is high in butterfat,which allows the calves  nice weight gain..
 
 Highland cows average weight is between 1000-1200 pounds and can calve all of 20 years. The Bulls  are aggressive herd breeders. Their bodys are long,their legs are short,rendering hoof and leg problems minimal at best.Their teeth are unusually durable,resisting  the wear and decay found in most cattle.
 
 Cancer,pink eye,sun burnt udders are almost unknow.Bloat is extremely rare and this breed is free of genetic dwarfism.  The large horns are definately a preditor deterrent,when the calves are threatened,the cows will circle the calves into the middle and face the threat,face on,horns pointing outward. Not many threats will withstand their formitable frontal stance.
 
 Adding a Highland bull to your farm,eliminates calving problems with out reduction of weaning weights. Increases  your calf survival, Strong,healthy growing calves that will outwinter easier and cheaper then any other cattle breed.
 
 Highland genetics can be of great value to the farm/rancher/ producer that wants a high quality cross breed herd.
 
 Now you can see why so many are choosing the Highlands for their breeding and cross breeding programs!
 

A FARM SO HAPPY
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EVEN THE ANIMAL'S ARE SMILING !!

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