|Posted by Midwest Highland Cattle on May 23, 2017 at 12:00 AM||comments (4)|
Had a great day Sunday, May 7th for the annual Midwest Highland Cattle Association Meeting. Dr. Jen Roberts, from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine joined us for the day and gave a fascinating education demonstration on reproductive ultrasound on a number of open and pregnant cows. With two handheld ultrasound screens she pointed out the many advantages of ultrasound for pregnancy detection as well as its use in detecting problems with reproduction.
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|Posted by Midwest Highland Cattle on October 5, 2016 at 12:25 AM||comments (1)|
Another September come and gone; the Centreville Fair was another successful showing for the Midwest Highland Cattle Association. It is a shame that more farms do not participate in this wonderful agricultural fair. The number of people passing through the barns is truly amazing and those breeders that do take the time and effort to highlight our breed do so for every breeder of Highland cattle, not just themselves.
We had great weather, if a little warm, great ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Midwest Highland Cattle on October 4, 2016 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
It was an incredibly busy and hectic time for the Labor Day Weekend at the Michigan State Fair in Novi Michigan. It is truly unbelievable how many people (with loud, screaming children and strollers that nonchalantly park themselves directly in the path of cattle on the way to the show ring or the wash rack) visit this new revival of the original State Fair in Detroit. What a time to be had. T...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Midwest Highland Cattle on October 4, 2016 at 11:15 AM||comments (0)|
Sorry it has been so long to finally post some information about the busy show season for some of us. We had 3 successful shows in various parts of the state this late summer, starting with the UP State Fair in Escanaba, Michigan. Three of our diligent members took a few of their Highlands to our gorgeous upper peninsula in mid-August and represented our great breed. Because in the past there have been insufficient numbers of Highlands to warrant our own classes, they were s...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Midwest Highland Cattle on July 28, 2016 at 10:35 AM||comments (1)|
You aren't likely to find yourself being soaked by a showmanship judge armed with a squirt gun anywhere except Cow Camp. This year’s MWHCA Cow Camp was held at Maple Hill Highlands, and brought together 14 juniors and 12 animals from Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, and Minnesota.
At Cow Camp this year we had the opportunity to learn about reproduction from Dr. Todd Miller, a local vet. As cow camp kicked off we got to watch an embryo transfer. Later in the week, Dr. Miller came bac...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Midwest Highland Cattle on June 3, 2016 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
The Midwest Highland Cattle Association (MWHCA) held its annual meeting at Skye High Farms, hosted by Skyler Anderson and his parents, Marion Belding and Jim Anderson. There was an excellent turnout of about 60 people, including members and potential members. We had participants from Ohio, Indiana. Pennsylvania and Michigan! The person driving the farthest was actually from Michigan, Steve Palosaari (MWHCA Secretary), who lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, about 560 mi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Midwest Highland Cattle on January 26, 2016 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|
Another stellar year for Midwest members at the National Western Stock Show. Just back yesterday and will be adding photos as they come in. Check out the photo gallery. Top banners included Grand Champion Bull BRF Bernie, bred and owned by Bull Run Farm in Lehighton, PA, Grand Champion Cow with Calf LEA Hedy, bred and owned by LEA White Farms, Charlotte, MI: Reserve Grand Champion Cow/Calf Cobblestones Raquel, owed and exhibited by Bull Run Farm;Read Full Post »
|Posted by Midwest Highland Cattle on December 11, 2015 at 10:10 AM||comments (0)|
Another great Midwest Show just finished up at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair in Centreville Michigan the week of September 20-27th. Again, we had a great representative showing of some of the exceptional cattle the Midwest produces. The weather was incredible, a little hot for all the beasts (human and cattle alike) during the day, but cool and comfortable at night. The Midwest crew that waters, feeds and cleans up did a tremendous job keeping up appearances. As always the fair food ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Midwest Highland Cattle on September 17, 2015 at 1:55 PM||comments (0)|
The Michigan State Fair at Novi over Labor Day Weekend was a resounding success. Supported by loyal Midwest Members an outstanding representation of the Highland breed was on display for countless fair goers. This was such an improvement over our experience at The North American in Louisville, that it is difficult to even compare the two. Enthusiastic and excited members of the public along with an equally enthusiastic group of cattlemen showing other beef breeds demonstrated the camarader...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Midwest Highland Cattle on June 30, 2015 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
For those of you who didn't attend, the annual General Membership Meeting of the American Highland Cattle Association, you missed an educational and memorable conference. Gifted speakers and incredibly beautiful surroundings made for a top-notch meeting. Visits to Trafalgar Square Farm in North Pomfret, Vermont, and Star Lake Farm in Georges Mills, New Hampshire, were the definite high points of the meeting.
Then to round out the events, our own Eddie MacKay, of Dundo...Read Full Post »