We are going to look at a heifer today that is supposed to be 'all that'. Her dam has been a donor and has produced some outstanding cattle. In fact, now that I think of it, I suppose there is a possiblity this heifer is a flushmate (albeit frozen) to a Nat'l Western winner. My daughter intends to show this heifer and we've already decided to breed for a natural calf this first year and then flush her after the calf. The problem for us arises... Our daughter wants to pay for as much as she can so this will be HER calf. Hubby and I are thinking this heifer could go for 10K but not sure. I also don't want to be accused of being 'one of those parents' We are looking at this as an investment in our daughter's future as well as our cow herd future. This is a partnership with her.