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MASH and Centreville a couple of Big Hits

Posted on October 17, 2018 at 12:05 AM

Had a great couple of weeks and now the Michigan shows have come and gone and we can get back to business. Had a great show at both the MASH in Novi, at the Michigan State Fair, and at St Joseph County at Centreville. Have to plug for the MASH though; cattle are housed and shown inside the Suburban Collection Showcase, fully air-conditioned and extremely comfortable. As opposed to Centreville in the middle of September, with some of our hottest weather saving up to wear on us ...

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UP State Fair 2018

Posted on August 26, 2018 at 2:05 PM

We had a tremendous turn out of both exhibitors and animals at the UP State Fair in Escanaba.  Our hosts really appreciate the Highland Cattle and treat us like royalty.  They also provide generous premiums and our very own Highland Barn.  Winners included: Grand Champion Bull STR Armageddon, owned by Spencer Reetz and Husker Show Cattle, Reserve Grand Champion Bull LEA Niadh, owned by LEA-White Farms, Grand Champion Heifer CBS Wendy's Girl, owned by Cobblestone Farm, Reserve G...

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St. Joseph County Grange Fair 2017

Posted on February 4, 2018 at 12:05 AM

Midwest Sponsored Highland Cattle Shows September 2017

St. Joseph County Grange Fair

Another successful show at the Centreville Fair this year, with 20 head shown. The judge was very complementary to our cattle. Due to some cattle illness in the 4-H barns, we were sent home early to minimize the spread of disease. That week was the hottest we had had I think all summer, and I know our cattle were thrilled to get home instead of standing around tied i...

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Midwest Spring Meeting May 7 2017

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 12:00 AM

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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Centreville Fair 2016

Posted on October 5, 2016 at 12:25 AM

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 ...

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MASH at the Michigan State Fair in Novi

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 11:45 AM

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 revi...

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A busy summer with the Highland shows

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 11:15 AM

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...

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Cow Camp 2016

Posted on July 28, 2016 at 10:35 AM

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...

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MWHCA Annual Membership Meeting

Posted on June 3, 2016 at 8:50 AM

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...

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NWSS Denver 2016

Posted on January 26, 2016 at 10:05 AM

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;

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