Midwest Highland
Cattle Association

Midwest Highland Cattle Association

Come Join Us for the MASH!


Greetings fellow Highland Cattle enthusiasts:

The Midwest Highland Cattle Association is proud to continue our latest venue for our Midwest Association Show for Highlands.  Again, our association show will be located at Novi Michigan in conjunction with the Michigan State Fair Aug 31st-Sept 4th, 2017. Cattle can arrive as early as Tuesday, August 29th between noon and 9 pm, Wed 30th between 9am and 9pm and Thursday morning 6am-9am. All cattle must be stalled in place  one day earlier, by 9 am Thursday, August 31st,  and are released at 3 pm Monday, September 4th.  Tie outs are to your trailer or pens may be set up outside in the parking area adjacent to your trailer.

Premiums are awarded for the top 5 places in both individual classes ($60.00 for 1st)  and most group classes ($35.00 for 1st).

The fair is growing and expanding its facilities, but in the near term the promoters have limited space for live animals, thus the total entries per farm are limited to a maximum of 8 head. The Michigan State Fair is a work in progress:  facilities are improving and enlarging every year, and management is excited to have Highland cattle added to the venue on a larger scale.  The Michigan State Fair was discontinued by the State of Michigan in 2009 due to budget problems; but in 2012 a private group resurrected it due to increased interest in agriculture, cottage industries, farm to table produce and similar endeavors. The fair was moved from the State Fairgrounds in Detroit to the Suburban Collection Showcase in Novi, Michigan.  Space for livestock  is presently limited and we have been allotted a percentage of the stalling space available. This  space limitation will be lifted once the new livestock facility and arena is completed in  2017, but for now, it is what we have to work with to accommodate our cattle. 

Hotel accommodations are reserved at the Hyatt Place, located right on the fairgrounds, connected to the Suburban Collection Showcase Facility.

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.

Click here for more information about PayPal.

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.