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Midwest Highland Cattle Association

2017 Centreville Fair Information and Entries

Centreville Fair  (St. Joseph County Grange Fair)  in Centreville 2017


The Centreville Fair is the week of September 17-23, 2017.  Cattle must be in place Sunday ( by 3 pm to check in your cattle if you have any changes) and are released Saturday night at midnight.  (most of us leave first thing Sunday morning.)  This year the show is on Tuesday, following the 4-H beef show.  We request that we show last of the beef breeds, so that generally is anywhere from 2pm-5 pm depending on the number of other entries, but it could be earlier if numbers are down.  We do have a crew on hand to take care of your animals during the entire week if there are days you cannot make it in. Obviously, you have to be there on show day.  It is a great agricultural fair with a tremendous number of people going through the barns every day.  Although not as generous as it used to be, after the State cut funding, the fair still pays premiums for every class except the Champion classes. 


   It is necessary to mail entries to The St Joseph County Grange Fair (Centreville)

($5.00 per animal entered plus $3.00 per class entered) and mail or email a

separate entry for the MWHCA/AHCA sanctioned portion of the show ($5.00 per

animal entered) to:

Pat White

Highland Cattle Show

1680 West Santee Hwy

Charlotte, MI 48813

Email entries for the Midwest Highland Cattle Show to:

Pat@midwesthighlands.org. Emailed entries for that part of the show may be paid

for online at www.midwesthighlands.org.

If you would prefer a printed copy of the entry forms to be mailed to you, please

call 517-543-7979 or email Pat@midwesthighlands.org.

Entries for both must be received by August 18, 2016, no later than 4:00 pm.

If you are entering a 2 year old heifer in the show, list her in Class 372 on

both documents, even though the Fair Premium Book lists that Class as 2 year

old cows with calf.  A calf is not necessary for Class 372.

!!!!!NEW !!!!! Out of state cattle are NOT required to have an RFID tag.  They

must have USDA official identification, which may include an RFID tag OR a

metal USDA tag OR an orange Bangs tag. 

Remember that cattle originating in Michigan are STILL REQUIRED to have

an RFID tag and meet all Michigan requirements for movement.

Please download all the following documents.


Upcoming Events

Vermont Member Wins Award

Congratulations to Shat-Acres and Greenfield Highland Beef,  named VT SBA Family-Owned Small Business of the Year!

Adrian "EZ" Braun

Please see EZ' farm page for his obituary here.


Pay Membership Dues or Show Entries On-Line

PayPal now available for on-line payments.

You can now pay for your membership dues by credit card. Click Here for Membership.

Purchase a gift membership for a first time member at 1/2 price here.

You can now pay for classified ads by crediti card.  Click here for Classified Ads.

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Photos from AHCA Convention & MAHA Show

Tim Will has again shared his great candid and posed photos from the MAHA Show and the AHCA Convention.

Find Links to the Photos Here:

Illegally moved cattle now being traced for TB.

Michigan is  battling Bovine TB in its just recently established TB Free Zone.  Cattle shipped illegally may once again cause other states to enact tighter restrictions on Michigan cattle moving into their state.  Read why following the law is important .  Find the Link to the Article Here.

Midwest Cattle Excel at MAHA Spring Classic

Midwest breeders top another show. Pictures and  More at NEWS.

Osceola Classic Results

Big wins for Dundonald Farm with Grand Champion Bull and Grand Champion Cow/calf and Osceola Highlands with Grand Champion Female.  Pictures and More at NEWS.  Also see the Junior Page for more photos.

Dave Ulrich Remembered

Dave Ulrich, long-time Highland cattle owner, passed away on May 5, 2013.  Those of us who knew Dave will remember his perpetual enthusiasm and his great smile that always seemed to greet us. He was an extremely generous supporter of the Midwest Junior Highland Cattle Association.  Please read his complete obituary, and leave condolences here

Apricot Lane Farm video includes Highland cattle.

Apricot Lane Farm in California was featured as a video short on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday March 24th. The filming is lovely, and the video includes shots of both TwinFlower Wesley, Grand Champion Bull at the 2011 NWSS and LEA Firefly, both purchased from Midwest members at the National Sale in 2011.

See the video here.