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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

Friday May 19th Highland Field Day, Taylor Hawk Farm, Deer , Arkansas, 870.446.5830 jacqueh@trivistadesigns.com

June 4th & 5th and June 11th & 12th Central MO Renainance Festival, Kingdom City, MO Z Rock Ranch, 573.286.3535

June 24th North Central 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

Saturday, Sept. 9th from 10-2PM, 5th annual Farm Trade Show sponsored by the Oregon County Soil & Water Conservation District, Alton, MO for more info contact Jann & Harold Ramey 309.251.4114 or email jannlr51@gmail.com

Saturday, Sept. 23rd Highland Field Day, Lazy R Ranch, Lawrence, KS Pam Ferguson, 913.638.3141

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 2017 Events

Saturday & Sunday, April 1st & 2nd, San Antonio Highland Games and Music Festival - Dick & Gail Reinap of Texowa Ranch displayed their Highland heifer Angel at this festival for the first time. There were thousands of people on Saturday and hundreds of people on Sunday. Many took pictures of Angel, and it was so interesting to see Angel pay attention to the photographers, like she was a "star." A lot of people got to scratch Angel's forehead. I had to give them some rules, cuz Angel didn't want to be surprised by a touch. This was Angel's first appearance in public. Saturday was beautiful but the storm Sunday morning left a lot of mud.
The San Antonio Highland Games and Music Festival was very impressed with the Highland display and the attendees love Angel and learned all about the Highland breed.
It was a great experience.

 

Saturday, April 8th was the 10th annual Tartan Day Celebration Festival at Scotland Farms of LA in Minden, LA hosted by Dr. Alan Cameron and his wife Sharon. This year was perfect, if that ever happens, but the weather was wonderful, slight breeze, beautiful sunny day and crowds of people. There were several HHCA members who attended and we really enjoyed meeting you all.
Again the Border Collie herding of the Highlands was a great and enjoyable event, the hay ride was spectacular as everyone coming off the ride spoke of the beautiful Highlands they saw in the pastures. Everyone had a wonderful day.


 

Saturday, April 22nd was the sixth annual HHCA Highland cattle auction. What a miserable weekend for both man and beast. It rained all day Friday as people were bringing and unloading their Highlands, it was cold too. Then Friday night it sleeted and on Sat. morning there still were piles of hail pellets all over and again it was cold and drizzling. But all the Highlands arrived at the auction in time for everyone to view them and choose who they were going to bid on.
Unfortunately the auction was a buyers auction. As we all feel our Highlands are the superior breed and should bring top $, unfortunately we too face lower prices when the market prices are lower. There were some beautiful Highland bulls there this year, but the top selling bull only sold for $3000 and the top Highland heifer sold for $3800.
We want to thank everyone who volunteered and did a wonderful job working the pens in the back and organizing all the cattle. The date for next year is April 28, 2018. Hope to see you there.

2017 HHCA Highland Auction
2017 HHCA Highland Cattle Auction

highest selling Highland heifer for $3800 came from Cedar Ridge Farm of Ovid, MI owned by Larry & Sharilyn Koch.
Highest selling Highland heifer for $3800 came from Cedar Ridge Farm of Ovid, MI owned by Larry & Sharilyn Koch.

highest selling Highland bull for $3000 at auction was HWA Eclipse from CasteView Farm owed by Daryl & Mindy MtCastle of Aracuman, OH
highest selling Highland bull for $3000 at auction was HWA Eclipse from CasteView Farm owed by Daryl & Mindy MtCastle of Aracuman, OH

 

The Iron Thistle Festival in Yukon, OK which was held on Sat, & Sun., April 29 & 30th was a rainy cold weekend. HHCA member Alon Morrison and family of Newcastle, OK took their Highland cow and calf to the festival. Even with the rain, there were crowds of people coming to view the Highlands and feed them treats. Sunday wasn't so good of a day for Alon as he got the truck and trailer stuck in the mud so wasn't able to return, but overall they made a lot of contacts and many people certainly enjoyed seeing and learning about the Grand Ole Breed, Highland cattle.
Thank you Alon for your dedication to the promotion of the Highlands and the HHCA.


 

Friday, May 5th was Living History Day was held at Warsaw, MO where 300 third and fourth graders visited the 1800's viewing all kinds of historical events and learned about history of those times. The Scottish Highland Cattle were present for students to see also. Cedar Creek Farm, Tracee Riley of Preston, MO brought her two 8 month old red heifer and silver bull calves. This was the first time off the farm for these two animals so they were being socialized with the students. All the questions and comments we heard, but the calves enjoyed the day as did the students. Lots of learning outside of school.

 

The 11th annual Highland Seminar was held on Saturday, May 13th with 20 people either already owning Highlands or looking to purchase Highlands for their farm. The Seminar is held at Red Willow Ranch in Buffalo, MO hosted by Gloria Asmussen.
The group had some very good questions to ask and discussion was ongoing concerning handling of the animals, minerals, birthing and conformation, just to mention a few discussions.
The noon lunch entrees served were all Highland beef, chuck and arm roasts, tenderized Round steak made for a Swiss Steak entree, Highland meatballs, all beef Highland brats, and all beef Highland summer sausage. The seminar was a success with the group going away with good information.

 

 

The first Arkansas Highland Field Day was held on Friday, May 19th at the Taylor Hawk Farm in Deer, AR. A beautiful warm day to hold this event.

Presenters were Adam Willis, CEA-Staff Chair

UAEX Newton County Ag-Extension Agent-Staff Chair;

Shane Gadberry, Assistant Professor

University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture

Ruminate Nutrition Animal Science and

Kenny Simon, Associate Professor Department

University of Arkansas, Animal Science Cooperative Extension Service

Rotation Grazing. Each person presented up with information on their program. Their information was pertinent to all the members there at the field day, whether they were from the state of AR or MO.

Jacque Hawkins and her farm manager showcased one of her Highland folds as she has four bulls with a group of cows for each.

It was enjoyable having the your steers walk among us and wanted to be petted or scratched.

Lunch was provided by THE LADYBUGS of AR Extension Homemakers Council & Willa Sturdevant, Women's Committee chairman for Newton County Farm Bureau. Everyone enjoyed the field day, networking and meeting new breeders from both AR and MO.

The Highland steer checking out the speakers at the AR  Highland Field Day.
The Highland steer checking out the speakers at the AR Highland Field Day.

Taylor Hawk farm hand shows how docile and easy going on of the mature fold sire is, loves to be groomed and spoiled.  He has his fold of cows he services.
Taylor Hawk farm hand shows how docile and easy going on of the mature fold sire is, loves to be groomed and spoiled. He has his fold of cows he services.

Everyone enjoying lunch and networking and making new Highland friends.
Everyone enjoying lunch and networking and making new Highland friends.

 

Two weekends of Renn Faire displays in Kingdom City, MO was greatly received by the crowd.
Donna and Phil Scritchfield, owners of Z Rock Ranch in Eldon, MO displayed their Highland heifer named Dawn and sold their Highland beef sticks and summer sausage at the Renn Faire for two weekends, June 3rd & 4th and June 10th & 11th. Lots of interest in the Highalnd breed, they were even able to sell a Highland bull there also. Now that's the kind of people you want to come to these festivals.

Dawn the Highland heifer meets and greet some of the Renn Faire attendees
Dawn the Highland heifer meets and greet some of the Renn Faire attendees

Simon point "forward" with Dawn
Simon point "forward" with Dawn

Renn Faire Queen and her court feeding Dawn treats while Phillip Scritchfield informs them about all the attributes to raising Highland cattle
Renn Faire Queen and her court feeding Dawn treats while Phillip Scritchfield informs them about all the attributes to raising Highland cattle