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Title: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: Hill Haven shorthorns on August 24, 2015, 07:04:03 PM
Hill Haven Maximus 2C featured herd sire prospect. Sired by Hill Haven Bold 4X out of HVF MS Dottie 3Z (DF Wacos full sister). He is co-owned with Shadybrook Farm.
Both photos taken on August 8

Birthdate Jan 1/ 2015
BW 84
WW 845 Aug 17/2015
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: Doc on August 24, 2015, 08:23:06 PM
He looks good. We are anxiously awaiting our 1st calves by Bold's full brother in the next 30 days,
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: Okotoks on August 24, 2015, 11:04:29 PM
I saw this calf last June and he had the"look" of a future herd sire then and it appears he is developing nicely (thumbsup)
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: justintime on August 25, 2015, 07:49:52 AM
I also saw this guy in early August and he certainly still looks great. He could work most anywhere, and I expect he will be tough to get around at the fall shows.
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: Hill Haven shorthorns on August 26, 2015, 06:24:28 AM
Feature lot 1 bred heifer Hill Haven MQ Breathtaken 19B

Sired by Free K Kim Hot Commodity out of Hill Haven Breathtaker 35y (outstanding HD Swagger 802 daughter).

Was at the side of her dam when they won grand champion female at the Royal Winter Fair 2014.

Bred to Saskvalley Primo 40P for end of Jan 2016 calf 
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: Doc on August 26, 2015, 06:39:46 PM
Nice looking heifer, Dale.
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: mark tenenbaum on August 26, 2015, 07:00:38 PM
Feature lot 1 bred heifer Hill Haven MQ Breathtaken 19B

Sired by Free K Kim Hot Commodity out of Hill Haven Breathtaker 35y (outstanding HD Swagger 802 daughter).

Was at the side of her dam when they won grand champion female at the Royal Winter Fair 2014.

Bred to Saskvalley Primo 40P for end of Jan 2016 calf  ALL I CAN SAY IS-HUBBA HUBBA-WHAT A SOW
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: Okotoks on August 26, 2015, 07:05:29 PM
I thought it was a really strong set of breds, some of them bred to Saskvalley Primo 40P and some bred to the Australian bull, KAMILAROI MEAT PACKER.
With the progress being made in the Australian shorthorn industry he makes a very exciting service sire.

http://www.hillhavenshorthorns.com/popup-meatpacker.html (http://www.hillhavenshorthorns.com/popup-meatpacker.html)
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: Hill Haven shorthorns on August 28, 2015, 01:33:23 PM
Selling a feature flush out of our two time Royal Winter Fair Grand Champion Female (2012 &2014) Hill Haven Breathtaker 35Y. She is sired by HD Swagger 802 out of a DF Gold Eagle 0019 x DF Pure Gold 3N. Breathtaker is also the dam of the bred heifer earlier in the post.

 Also selling a package of 3 embryos sired by DF Waco 6w out of Breathtaker
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: Hill Haven shorthorns on August 29, 2015, 06:27:19 AM
Couple of daughters of Hill Haven Distinction 30Z selling

Roan bred is out of a Major Leroy x DF Pure Gold 3N daughter bred to Kamilaroi Meat Packer

Heifer calf is out of a Saskvalley Vigilante daughter who is just a two year old

Distinction 30z is owned by Springlake  Farm
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: Anst1579 on August 29, 2015, 07:36:15 AM
I'm not putting all livestock photographers down but the practice of altering pictures is becoming a problem I think.
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: justintime on August 29, 2015, 08:14:25 AM
I was impressed with the entire sale offering. They are a solid set of cattle. The calves from Distinction looks very good. Looks to me that he is going to be a very good breeding bull!
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: Anst1579 on August 29, 2015, 07:24:05 PM
Justintime have you personally seen the sale offering? Or, are you commenting based on the electronic pictures being promoted? Thanks
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: justintime on August 29, 2015, 09:17:25 PM
Justintime have you personally seen the sale offering? Or, are you commenting based on the electronic pictures being promoted? Thanks

Yes I have seen the sale cattle and all the rest of the cattle at Hill Haven. I flew to Toronto on July 30th and spent a day going through the herd. They have put together a very good set of sale cattle and they have dug deep to offer their best. I personally think some of these cattle are even better than their pictures suggest. There are some females available in this sale that you can build a breeding program around.
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: Anst1579 on August 30, 2015, 07:56:25 AM
Justintime, Not trying to be confrontational here but may I ask if you are working for hill haven and representing them for compensation?
I think it's important to be transparent and it is a fair question based on your unbridled recommendation of their cattle. Thank you.
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: Shorthorns4us on August 30, 2015, 08:03:45 AM
Will Meatpacker semen become available in the USA?  I would definitely be interested in using him down here!!
EF
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: justintime on August 30, 2015, 08:12:48 AM
Justintime, Not trying to be confrontational here but may I ask if you are working for hill haven and representing them for compensation?
I think it's important to be transparent and it is a fair question based on your unbridled recommendation of their cattle. Thank you.

No I am not working for Hill Haven. I will be attending their sale, and will be representing the Canadian Shorthorn Report, as I am the Editor. My main job in life is my farm, and I also enjoy producing the breed magazine in Canada. In my honest opinion, I was very impressed with the sale offering. They are an excellent set and they are not just selling off the ones they don't want to keep themselves.
I will be listed in the sale catalog as a representative, but that is only so anyone who cannot attend the sale, can contact me and I will give them my honest appraisal. Nothing more or less. I have no desire to make part of my living as a sale consultant or representative but I do enjoy seeing other herds and visiting with other breeders.
I travel to many sales throughout Canada and the US but I do not work for anyone but myself. Travelling to see other breeder's cattle and to their sales is the best way I know to see what is happening in the breed.
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: justintime on August 30, 2015, 08:23:38 AM
Will Meatpacker semen become available in the USA?  I would definitely be interested in using him down here!!
EF

Meatpacker semen is available in the US and has been for several months. Contact Adam Donnelly, in Wisconsin or Bollum Family Shorthorns in Minnesota and they can give you more information.

I am looking forward to having quite a few Meat Packer calves in 2016. There are some females bred to Meatpacker in the Hill Haven sale and I think there is some embryo lots as well.
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: Doc on August 30, 2015, 03:39:01 PM
Justintime, Not trying to be confrontational here but may I ask if you are working for hill haven and representing them for compensation?
I think it's important to be transparent and it is a fair question based on your unbridled recommendation of their cattle. Thank you.

You may not be trying to be confrontational, but you are sure coming off that way. I think Hill Haven has some outstanding cattle and they are some outstanding people.
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: Anst1579 on August 30, 2015, 09:16:55 PM
Doc, I sincerely respect your view and your loyalty to a fellow breeder but I don't think it was unfair to ask if the photos have been electronically cropped or altered. It's becoming a worrisome trend I think.  And Justintime is obviously a very honest man and was classy to tolerate my direct question. It wasn't meant to disrespect him and he wasn't the least bit defensive either.  I don't think it's inappropriate to ask if someone has a financial stake or interest when they openly promote auction sales in a public forum. Justintime isn't going to say the cattle look good if they don't.

Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: Hill Haven shorthorns on September 02, 2015, 08:52:07 AM
More sale info and sale lot pictures Available on our website www.hillhavenshorthorns.com (http://www.hillhavenshorthorns.com) Or on our Facebook page Hill Haven Farm. 
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: Hill Haven shorthorns on September 05, 2015, 08:34:17 AM
Sale catalog is now online on our website www.hillhavenshorthorns.com (http://www.hillhavenshorthorns.com). It's located in the for sale section check it out.
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: Hill Haven shorthorns on September 18, 2015, 05:53:01 PM
Updated photo of lot 2A.
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: Hill Haven shorthorns on September 18, 2015, 05:56:51 PM
Updated photo of lot 2B.
These two full sibs  sell on choice we can't decide which one to keep.

Videos available on some sale lots early next week on our website.
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: Okotoks on October 03, 2015, 10:56:50 PM
The cattle look good in the videos (thumbsup)

http://www.hillhavenshorthorns.com/pdf/HH-Selections-2015.pdf (http://www.hillhavenshorthorns.com/pdf/HH-Selections-2015.pdf)


https://youtu.be/U47GzHifLGs?list=PL3zYcACZC08TsCEKtgJRDXYOTgcEQ80E5 (https://youtu.be/U47GzHifLGs?list=PL3zYcACZC08TsCEKtgJRDXYOTgcEQ80E5)
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: edmun2010 on October 04, 2015, 06:15:50 PM
Any sale results yet, more specifically the Meat Packer semen lots??
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: KFShorthorns on October 04, 2015, 08:41:04 PM
I was told that one lot of Meatpacker went for $400 per straw, and the other for $500
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: justintime on October 05, 2015, 09:10:35 AM
I was told that one lot of Meatpacker went for $400 per straw, and the other for $500


That is correct Justin. I had 3 people who gave me bids of $250 to $300 per straw and I hardly got a sniff in the bidding. I will be offering Meat Packer embryos in our Horseshoe Creek " Frozen in Time" online embryo and flush sale on January 28th-29th, 2016 at www.edjeauctions.com (http://www.edjeauctions.com). I am also going to have a bunch of Meat Packer calves here next spring. Hopefully 15-20. I will have a better idea once we pregnancy test. If Meat Packer breeds half as good as he looks himself, I think he may be the real deal. If you haven't seen him, check out a video of him on Youtube. Just type in his name Kamilaroi Meat Packer and it should show up. I doubt if he will sire those hairy furball show heifers, but I think he should sire some real world beef cattle.
Title: Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
Post by: Hill Haven shorthorns on October 05, 2015, 07:40:35 PM
We had a fantastic sale yesterday!

25 live lots averaged $6072 sale gross of $186,750

High selling lots included:

lot 2B heifer calf selling for $21,500 to Blenview Farms

Lot 1 bred heifer for 11,000 to Walnut Spring Farms

Lot 21 bull calf for 10,000 to East Point Cattle Corp and Anwender cattle company

Lot 12 bred female for 7000 to Evergreen Lane

Lot 34 Kamilario Meat Packer semen packs of 5 for 5x500 Evergreen Lane

Greatly appreciate all the bidders,buyers and everyone who attended the sale.