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HHCA 2017 Calendar of Events

April 8th Tartan Day Celebration Minden, LA contact Dr. Alan Cameron alancamvet@aol.com 318.377.3121 or heartlandhighlandcattle@gmail.com

April 22nd 6th annual Highland Cattle auction, Mid Missouri Stockyards, Lebanon, MO 417.345.0575 heartlandhighlandcattle@gmail.com www.highlandauction.com

May 4 & 5 Living History Days, Warsaw, MO heartlandhighlandcattle@gmail.com 417345.0575

May 13th 10th annual Highland Seminar, Red Willow, Buffalo, MO gwolfgang2005@yahoo.com or 417.345.0575 heartlandhighlandcattle@gmail.com

May 20th Highland Field Day, Taylor Hawk Farm, Deer , Arkansas, 870.446.5830 jacqueh@trivistadesigns.com

June 24th NorthCentral Regional Production Sale, Burlington, WI 262.539.2725 greenearth.jean@gmail.com

July 8th Annual HHCA picnic, Cedar Creek Farm LLC, Roger & Tracee Riley, Preston, MO 417.722.1222 traceelriley@yahoo.com

August 5th, Ozark Empire Fair, Cattle Open show/Highlands Gary Cheek 417.825.1515 gary@williamsconst.com

Sept. 9 Homestead Expo Ozark, MO Steve Stewart 417.239.7052 sssmgshome@yahoo.com

Oct. 6-7-8 Ozark FarmFest Springfield, MO heartlandhighlandcattle@gmail.com 417.345.0575

Oct. 21 & 22 Heritage Festival, Warsaw, MO heartlandhighlandcattle@gmail.com 417.345.0575

Dec. 2 Highland Sale Locust Grove, OK Blake Coble 918.652.1411 coblehighlandranch@yahoo.com

 

Pictures from 2016 Events

Congratulations to HHCA Junior Member Courtney Hutson of Shattuck, OK showing in the Denver NWSS at the American Highland Cattle Show. She showed in the Junior Show on Thursday evening, Jan. 21 and in the Open Show on Friday, Jan. 22. In the open show she placed 4th, 5th and 8th. Great job!


In the Photos A-B-C Courtney showed her Highlands in the Junior Show.
Photo A. In the Heifer Calves Class Courtney showed SKH Jacqueline and won fourth place
Photo B. In the Senior Heifer Class Courtney showed FTA Kitty's Leah and won first place
Photo C. In the Yearling Heifer Class Courtney showed CBS Rhinestones Legacy and won second place

 

April 2nd was the 15th annual Tartan Festival held at Scotland Farms of LA owned by Dr. Alan & Sharon Cameron, Minden, LA The event was shared and enjoyed by many, nice sunny day with lots of Scottish music, dancing and attractions. Many food vendors and especially everyone enjoying the Highland burgers.

Onlookers watching the Border Collie herding demo
Onlookers watching the Border Collie herding demo

Border Collie herding the Highland cattle
Border Collie herding the Highland cattle

Dr. Cameron displaying his Clan Cameron banner during the parade
Dr. Cameron displaying his Clan Cameron banner during the parade

 

Sat., April 9th was the celebration of the Tartan Festival in Washington, MO
On display were Highland cattle from the Steamboat Island Farm owned by Mike Phelan of Wildwood, MO Everyone enjoyed petting the Highland cow/calf.

Highland cow/calf pair.  The cow is trying to get the treat.
Highland cow/calf pair. The cow is trying to get the treat.

 

Saturday, April 23rd was the 5th annual Highland Cattle Auction. This year it was held at the Mid Missouri Stockyard in Lebanon, MO Being held on a Saturday brought many more people looking to purchase Highlands. There were 110 Highlands sold with worthy prices. The sale barn facility was wonderful, great café for everyone to get lunch, easy access for both the buyers and sellers. Date is already set for next year, Saturday, April 22nd beginning at 2PM Mid Missouri Stockyard in Lebanon, MO

Auction gallery full of people waiting for the auction to begin
Auction gallery full of people waiting for the auction to begin

Highland cow/calf pair in the pen being sold
Highland cow/calf pair in the pen being sold

Highlands relaxing before the sale begins
Highlands relaxing before the sale begins

last minute grooming to be sure he looks great
last minute grooming to be sure he looks great

Highland bull in sale ring
Highland bull in sale ring

 

May 5th & 6th were Living History Days at the Harry S. Truman Visitor Center in Warsaw, MO Over five hundred third and fourth graders from surrounding elementary and home schools attend this event. To help with this 1800's event, there were Highland cattle on display. Two yearling Highland bulls from Cedar Ridge Farm displayed by owner Tracee Riley were there for all the students to enjoy and ask questions about. Great educational opportunity and also the two bulls certainly got socialized.

yearling Highland bulls Dooley and Dudley of Cedar Ridge Farm
yearling Highland bulls Dooley and Dudley of Cedar Ridge Farm

Dooley is enjoying all the petting he received
Dooley is enjoying all the petting he received

 

Events Page:
June 18th 4-H Oregon County Fair, Alton, MO
Shelby Ledgerwood showed H-L Dahlee at the fair and won the 1st place heifer ribbon.
Shelby is a 4-Her and worked with H-L Dahlee owned by Harold & Jann Ramey of Alton, MO
She also had to give history of the breed when she showed her.

 Shelby Ledgerwood with H-L Dahlee at Oregon County Fair June18, 2016. 1st place heifer.

Shelby Ledgerwood with H-L Dahlee at Oregon County Fair June18, 2016. 1st place heifer.

 

July 3rd HHCA annual picnic, was held at Hwy. H Highland Ranch owned by Billy & Kathleen Bolch of Stoutland, MO It was a rainy Sunday, but there were over 30 people who attended and enjoyed Highland Strip Steak sandwiches which were provided by our hosts. There were many delicious foods provided by the attendees. The two speakers from MFA were very informative on the Veterinarian Feed Directive that will go into effect in 2017. There were Highland members from Iowa and Kansas who traveled for the picnic. There were also two new inquirers to Highland cattle that came to learn about the breed and network with the members.

HHCA members listening to the MFA speaker on VFD
HHCA members listening to the MFA speaker on VFD

Thanks to our hosts Kathleen & Billy Bolch
Thanks to our hosts Kathleen & Billy Bolch

 

Saturday, Aug. 6th was the day for the Highlands at the Ozark Empire Fair. It was a nice day, not so hot and the Open show began at 11 AM. Gary Cheek, owner of Cheek Farm showed his white Highland heifer, Cheek's Rapunzel in the Junior yearling heifer class with eight other breeds. He also showed his cow/calf pair and then his Junior bull calf Cheek's Sunset Beauregard. Cheek's Farm won four ribbons and two banners. Great showing.
Then a newcomer to showing is Cedar Creek Farm Tracee Riley of Preston, MO She showed yearling bull CCF Dooley who took second place in his category. Tracee did very well with being her and Dooley's first experience with showing. She can be very proud of this accomplishment .
Thank you to both farms for their hard work and dedication for promoting the Highland breed.

Gary Cheek and Cheek's Rapunzel starting off the heifer show.
Gary Cheek and Cheek's Rapunzel starting off the heifer show.

Gary and Cindy Cheek showing their cow/calf pair
Gary and Cindy Cheek showing their cow/calf pair

Gary & Cindy Cheek displaying their four ribbons and two banners
Gary & Cindy Cheek displaying their four ribbons and two banners

Tracee Riley setting up CCF Dooley for the show
Tracee Riley setting up CCF Dooley for the show

Tracee Riley walking CCF Dooley during the show for the judge
Tracee Riley walking CCF Dooley during the show for the judge

Tracee Riley and CCF Dooley showing off the second place ribbon
Tracee Riley and CCF Dooley showing off the second place ribbon

 

Saturday, August 6th HHCA Junior Member Courtney Hutson of Shattuck, OK show in both the Junior and Open Show at the Boulder County Fair in Pueblo, CO.
Courntey showed three Highland heifers in three different categories and in the Junior show won a first, second and third place ribbon. In the Open show she showed three Highland heifers in three different categories and won two second place ribbons and a third place ribbon.
Congratulations to Courtney for a showing well done.

Courtney in the blue shirt setting up her Highland heifer
Courtney in the blue shirt setting up her Highland heifer

 

August 11-21, 2016 Iowa State Fair. Once again Deardorff Highlands had animals on display at the Iowa State Fair. This year we took two yearling heifer calves that we had broke to lead. The FFA kids that take care of the animals were excited to see us return. They have a great time with the animals because we are one of the few exhibitors that allow them to take the animals and walk them around and show them off. They are 100% responsible for them during the 10 day run of the fair. This year there were just under 1 million people in attendance and I actually ended up selling some breeding stock as a result of people seeing our animals at the fair. It was a great time promoting the breed and we will do it again next year.

My boys Corbin and Connor after we got the animals checked in.
My boys Corbin and Connor after we got the animals checked in.

My wife Heather in green HHCA shirt talking with some visitors about the cattle.
My wife Heather in green HHCA shirt talking with some visitors about the cattle.

 

September 9th & 10th, 2016 Buffalo, MO -- This is the hard work of the Heartland Highland Cattle Association members working at the Buffalo Celtic festival serving Highland coowich and other foods from the concession stand after the 2+inch rain the night before. Thank you to all the volunteers, a good job with nice profit.


Linda Say and Sally Thompson getting food for customers


Tracee Riley taking food orders at the concession stand


Nikki Say selling Celtic sweets


Gary Trevorrow and Jerry Thompson dishing up the ribs


The mud Gary and Jerry had to stand and walk in at the smoker


Jerry Thompson smiling as he delivers food to the ladies


Ms. Carpenter helping hand out soda

 
September. 10th & 11th, 2016
HHCA Board of Director Steve Stewart of Spokane, MO displayed his 13 year old Highland cow with her crossbred Balancer 5month old black bull calf at the Midwest Homesteaders Expo held at the Elks Lodge in Ozark, MO
A nice sunny, breezy weekend with lots of interest in homesteading with Highland cattle.  Many questions from people about the breed and how crossbreeding the Highlands gives you a faster weight gain and end product.
Steve has been crossbreeding Highlands and was able to tell and show the people just how well it works.

crossbreeding statistics on the info board
crossbreeding statistics on the info board

Steve Stewart answering questions about crossbreeding and showcasing his 13 year old Highland cow.
Steve Stewart answering questions about crossbreeding and showcasing his 13 year old Highland cow.

 

The Oregon County Farm Trade Show was held on Saturday, Sept. 10th at the Alton FEMA Building in Alton, MO. High-Land Farm owned by Harold and Jann Ramey of Alton, displayed information at this event about Highland cattle. They had a Highland hide and a Highland skull on display. There was Highland informational brochures available for the public.

Harold hands out flyers to people to read more about the Highland breed
Harold hands out flyers to people to read more about the Highland breed

Here Harold is explaining about the horns on the Highland acting as a radiator with the blood flow in the horns to help cool in the summertime and warm in the winter.
Here Harold is explaining about the horns on the Highland acting as a radiator with the blood flow in the horns to help cool in the summertime and warm in the winter.

 

The Columbus Scottish Festival was held September 10th and 11th , at the fairgrounds in Columbus, Indiana. Big Creek Highlands, owned by Michael Tedrow of Mt. Vernon, IN has displayed Highlands at the festival for four years. This year the festival held its 25th anniversary.



 

 

On the third weekend in September Deardorff Highlands returned for their third year to the Granite Games in St. Cloud Minnesota. This is a huge event in the world of crossfit with over 1800 athletes from all over the world competing. There are also several thousand spectators in attendance. The event takes over the campus of St. Cloud State and has been an excellent event for us because Crossfit is one of our target demographics. They are into clean eating and knowing where their food comes from so we fit that perfectly. We focus on a smaller menu at this event and really showcase the Highland beef. Our main Highland beef products are a third pound burger and a roast Highland beef pita. All grass fed and finished no antibiotics, growth hormones or GMO products of course. This event takes place over 3 days and we have a line at our trailer basically the whole time we are open from 10 am to about 8pm most days. We are really getting to be an established name at that event and in the Midwest crossfit community in general.

Some hungry Crossfitters lined up to eat at our trailer.
Some hungry Crossfitters lined up to eat at our trailer.

 me and my sous chef and mom LaRayne.
me and my sous chef and mom LaRayne.

 

The St. Louis Scottish Festival held in on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23. & 24, 2016 was a huge success. Highland cattle were displayed there by Steamboat Island Farm, owned by Mike Phelan of Wildwood, MO. He displayed a Highland cow/calf and they received a lot of attention.