Skye High Farms

Registered Highland Cattle Coldwater, Michigan

NEWS

 A testimonial-

Thank you Dale and Carol Hathaway, Spring Creek Highland, Bellingham,WA on your confidence in our breeding program!

 "We’ve been breeding Highland cattle here at Spring Creek Highlands in NW Washington since 2007 where we currently have 20 head and are expecting 11 new calves this spring. We were in need of a bull and always like to bring genetics from across the country to the NW.  I'd seen a bull named LEA Haaken, owned by Pat White. I fell in love with this bull.  I knew Skyler had used Haaken exclusively as his herd sire the year prior so I contacted him directly in mid-2014 expressing my interest and picking his brain about Haaken. Fortunately for me one of the Skye High bull calves born that year, a dun, was a bull that reminded me especially of Haaken or, possibly better I thought!  Skyler and I talked for a few months and we monitored the bull's progress and, sending me pictures of him as he grew.  He new what I was looking for in a bull and recommended this new bull calf. With me living in Washington and Skyler in Michigan, I couldn't just take a leisurely drive to take a look at him for myself. So I had to make a decision based on trust and photos alone to purchase this bull sight unseen. I'd seen Skyler at the NWSS for a couple of years and knew him as always being involved with quality Highlands. This fortified my confidence.

The arrangement that we agreed upon was for him to bring this bull calf, we had named Skye High Capone, to Denver and we would pick him up there. Needless to say when I first set eyes on Capone my trust in Skyler had paid off. Capone was everything Skyler had said he was and everything I was looking for in a new herd sire. Capone then went on to win Reserve Champion Jr. Bull Calf at the Denver NWSS later that week, placing just under the other Skye High bull Skyler had recommended!
I would recommend for anyone looking for quality Highlands to start or, add to your herd, to take a close look at Skye High Farm's stock. We're overly excited for the calves expected from Capone in 2016.

Sincerely,

Dale and Carol Hathaway"

 

 

January 2015

Skye High Farms ties with Cobblestone Farms for Premier Breeder at the NWSS and ties again with Cobblestone for high selling animal at the national sale!

See the full Denver 2015 album in our gallery pages.

Congratulations to Mike and Pam Mower, Flathead Farms, Kalispell MT on the purchase of Skye High Convoy!

 

 Congratulations Dale and Carol Hathaway, Spring Creek Highlands, Bellingham, WA on their purchase of Skye High Capone!

 

 

 August 2014

Road Trip!!

Highland Cattle of the Western World! from Michigan to Montana; North to Alberta and back again! A  truly amazing trip filled with scenery, adventure, excellent cattle, great friends and lots of laughs! Over 5000 miles worth!! 

Check out the whole album in our photo gallery

  Travelers:  Riikka Palonen, Brunnila Fold, Finland

Tim and Vicky Will, Selby's Highlands, PA

Bonnie McLarty, Blueberry Meadows Highlands, WA

and myself!

 

 

 

June 2014

Ullah and calf Corallyn win champion cow calf at the Osceola Classic Show, Reed City M.I.

May 2014

Skye High's string of four bring home MAHA SHOW 2014 Premier Exhibitor honors! Ullah of Balmule bring home reserve Cow Calf Champion and Skye High Bohemian Reserve Grand Champion Bull!

Spring 2014

Babies are up and running!

 

 

Check out a preview of this years calves sired by LEA Haaken as well as three Gusgurlach of Windrush X GOF Claudette ET calves on our recently updated photo gallery.

 

 

 2014 N.W.S.S National Reserve Grand Champion Bull!

After a long summer of breeding cows as a yearling this past breeding season this young working bull brought home the silver for new owners, long time breeders, Michael and Lisa Fantom of Five Star Farm, Trout Lake Washington.

Skye High Auchlevin

 Skye High Wayward Son X Yarnelle Farms Miss Heather

 

N.A.I.L.E. 2013

North American International Livestock Exposition

Grand Champion Female

Skye High Yellow Bird

 

 

 

 

 Sept 2013

St. Joseph Co. Grange Fair 2013- a great time had by all!

  Reserve Grand Champion Female Skye High BorntobeWild

 

Grand Champion Female Skye High Abilene

Grand Champion Bull Lea Haaken on loan to us from LEA White Farms for our 2013 breeding season

 

3 for 3 conceived embryo transfer pregnancies!
 
Now expecting 3 fulls sibs spring 2014
 
  Skye High Ultra Vanna(ET)

Sold to Charles and Melanie Ogle

Gusgurlach of Windrush  X  GOF Claudette

 

 

 June 2013

MAHA Spring Classic Show & ACHA Nat'l Convention

 Another great show and convention!

Skye High Yosemite May 

MAHA Grand Champion Female 

Yet another win for the Skye High Wayward Son Progeny!

 

 LEA Haaken

MAHA Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Haaken is currently on loan to Skye High Farms from Larry Alber and Pat White, LEA White Farms, Charlotte, MI.

 

Jan 2013

Skye High Farms Success!

National Western Stock Show, Denver C.O.

 

Skye High Yukon Sun 

2013 Nat'l Grand Champion Bull and ACHA Nat'l Sale high selling animal!

Congratulations to John and Elizabeth Fort of Peregrine Ranch, Lima MT on the purchase of Skye High Yukon Sun

 

Skye High Yellow Bird

 2013 Nat'l Reserve Grand Champion Female

 

Skye High Yosemite May 

2013 N.W.S.S. First in class

 

Skye High Yosemite May & Skye High Yellow Bird

2013 N.W.S.S Champion pair of females

 

2013 N.W.S.S. Best Three Head & 2013 N.W.S.S. Get of Sire Champion

sired by

Skye High Wayward Son

 

 November 14th, 2012

 

Skye High Farms awarded Premier Breeder & Premier Exhibitor - 2012 N.A.I.L.E ( North American International Livestock Exposition) In Louisville K.Y.

October 15th, 2012

Skyler returns form a 3 1/2 month trip to Scotland!

March 22nd, 2012

An early Spring and calves are hitting the green grass!  Check out our Photo Gallery to view more of our new 2012 babies.

 

 An embryo recipient cow cleans off her first calf (a bull calf, Scott of Craycombe X West Winds Gwendolyn) as a curious yearling checks out the new mess of legs and hair.


 Sept. 2011  Fall calves hit the ground.

One, a bull calf by Skye High Tekonsha May  X  Skye High Wayward Son.  Heifer calf (first ever) out of West Wind's Gwendolyn  X  Scott of Craycombe.  Come inspect them for yourself, and see if they look as good as they sound!

 

   A truly awesome 2011 spring calf crop has arrived!                May 2011

  This very diverse group of calves offer many different genetic combinations including our first calves out of Skye High Wayward Son as well as two of his full sibs! The last ones ever available!  Also newly arrived E.T. calves form our West Winds Gwendolyn, Thorbardin's Gandolf cross.

 


 

 

 

 

 Jan 2011

Skye High Wayward Son (E.T.) wins Grand Champion Bull honors at prestigious National Western Stock Show.  Skye High Wayward Son is the second bull bred at Skye High Farms to win American Highland Cattle Association's National Show two years running! 

Skye High Wayward Son pictured @ 2 yr.

Congratulations to Laughing Sun Ranch, Keith And Sherrie Bakeman of Dadeville M.O. On the purchase of Skye High Wayward Son.


 

 Jan 2010

 

Congratulations to Almosta Farm, Steve and Sue Dyke of Magnet N.E. on their show-ring success with Skye High Koal. 2010 ACHA National Grand Champion Bull! 

 

 

 

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