Monday, December 26, 2011

Silent Night the Predator son going to Denver!

Silent Night (Predator x Pale Face) TH & PHA free. Going to Denver. Minnaert & Olson.
He's part of the Myth Buster series from Predator. Clean, big boned and hairy!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Another Predator in the Myth Buster series!

Fully Automatic is heading to Denver! He is out of the Myth Buster sire Predator and the first calf of our up and coming future superstar Bullet (Friction). He busts all Myths because Fully Automatic is TH & PHA FREE!! He has bone and hair like no other. Don't miss your opportunity on this young sire that will be Automatic to use on all types of cows!

Gray Show Cattle online sale.

Gray Show Cattle
12/20 Elite Female Sale

Open & Bred Females that will show & produce at the highest level. 
Attached is a few examples of what can be seen on C/W Cattle Sales selling Tues 12/20.

Zach Gray
30-Dr Who bred
19-HW open

Friday, December 16, 2011

Show heifer for sale from DHC.

Predator x Irish Whiskey, High Maine from DHC Dacota Holtkamp Cattle. Contact Dacota if you want a really competitive show heifer.  319.850.0758 cell

Denver display bull sighting.

Yesterday I was able to see this Predator bull calf that we used in our May Predator ad. It was wet, cold and sloppy outside but he still  looked like a star. It sounds like Jason and Devon are taking him to Denver. I don't know but their might be some room on ownership check with Jason and Devon.

Just a another prospect from the Myth buster sire PREDATOR. Check out that hair and bone on a TH and PHA free calf.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Happy Days from Rising Stars purchase.

Chad ,
    Had a pretty good weekend in East Lansing . The Smilin Bob X Big Iron calf won his class . He weighed 774 & was in the first heavy weight class .
Thanks for selling that great cow last year with a hot one in the oven .
 Thanks Again,
 Todd Brink
PS  Can't wait for our Predator's to be born this Spring!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

New Donor to Holtkamp Cattle.

                                    Sweet 83U   SOS x Shes So Sweet
                                       We are very excited to get this true powerhouse.
                                        Miss Shes So Sweet dam to Sweet 83U

Saturday, December 10, 2011

On the search for cattle.

We have some customers that are looking for some groups maternal bred open heifers for breeding this spring and bred heifers and AI bred cows. If you have some of those cattle that you are looking to sell by private treaty contact me. It could be just a few or many. Text or call Chad @ 319.850.1563 also you can email

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Foundation Simmental for sale.

Dream Catcher heifer for sale here at Holtkamp Cattle. She's a feb and looks good with some extra power.

Angus heifer from Minnaert.

A May reg Angus heifer calf for sale from Minnaert show cattle. 309.489.6024

Bred heifer for sale from Knapp.

 This is an Alias x Commanche (Yardley Maine) bred hiefer we have for sale. She is due early march to Predator with no bull exposure, I feel this one has big time steer momma donor potential. Thanks Kyle Knapp 3192021371

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Results of Rising Stars V.

The Rising Stars Grossed $254,000 on 56.5 lots to ave $4495. A special thanks goes to everyone involved in this event. Be sure to look for Rising Stars VI on the Friday after Thanksgiving 2012!

Sorry for the break in blogging but it was a whirlwind ride from the sale to judging in Lima Ohio. I'm starting to get caught up on rest and should be back in the full swing of things now.

Thanks to the entire crew of people showing and putting on the Heart of it All show in Lima, Ohio. The hospitality was excellent and a sure appreciate all the positive reactions and comments from all the people at the show. For me it is just living the DREAM. Thanks Again!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanks to everyone who attended Rising Stars V !!

A great day of weather and a great crowd and a super sale. Thanks again! I will have more details to come this upcoming week. Me and Skyler made it to Lima, Ohio and I am extremely exited to be judging at The Heart of it All this weekend.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Rising Stars sale order.

Rising Stars V
Sale Order

63                                                      61a
62                                                      61b
1                                                        54a
5                                                        54b
7                                                        54c
19                                                      55
24                                                      57a
23                                                      57b
37                                                      56a
38                                                      56b
21                                                      59a
20                                                      59b
14                                                      58
10                                                      60
2                                                        46
35                                                      41
26                                                      47
28                                                      45
25                                                      50
27                                                      42
18                                                      51
15                                                      43
6                                                        48
22                                                      52
8                                                        44
34                                                      49
33                                                      53
39                                                      3-OUT
40                                                      29-OUT
9                                                        31-OUT        

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Steer for Sale from Habeger.

Ryan Habeger has this Monopoly Steer for sale. Call him at 515.341.3083.
                       He was down the other day looking at sale cattle and reminding me that his Iowa State Cyclones beat my Oklahoma State Cowboys in football.

Monday, November 21, 2011

And the results are in!!!!

Both EXIT PLAN and FULLY AUTOMATIC have their TH and PHA results in and they are both FREE!!!!

The greatest gate guy ever!

We had an appearance by who I proclaim to be the greatest gate guy ever Sean Isaacson. If your coming here to look at cattle we will have fun looking and you might get a title as well.
Check this afternoon for a video update.

Friday, November 18, 2011

More videos are up!

The start of the bred heifers are going up now. Be sure to check out the you tube channel or click  See what you think but I love baldies and I think this one took a good video. Lot 34

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Video's starting to go up!!!

Click here
Check out Exit Plan and others

Rising Stars live broadcast on EDJECast.

We want you to attend the Rising Stars sale in person but if that's not possible be sure to get signed up on EDJECast live. Its a simple process and go ahead a get signed up.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Checking off the list of things to do!

The display pens are built for Rising Stars V. The days are closing in and the list is getting shorter. Be sure to check out the cattle in the pens on November 25th at the ranch outside of West Point Ia.

Walks on Water bull selling!

Dan Coles has this really good bull prospect out of Walks on Water selling in his Grateful Harvest sale. Also, he has some other steer calves selling out of WOW too. Call Dan at 612.916.6429

Monday, November 14, 2011

Star, Grandstaff and Lockhead donor sells Embryos!

We love having customers in our Rising Stars sale. Star was a highlight in Rising Stars last year and now she returns offering embryos by Believe In Me and Irish Whiskey. What an opportunity!
If your looking for help in your marketing program we are here to help.

B3 Better Bovine Business consultanting Rising Stars.

We are excited to be working with Chad Morrissey of B3 Better Bovine Business. He is a young guy with the passion for the cattle business and has a great eye for cattle. He should be a good option for buyers unable to attend. Be sure to contact Chad at 608.778.7066 or  click the link and visit his website at

Friday, November 11, 2011

Bred heifers in Rising Stars.

Lots 24 and 28. Check these out on our online catalog.

Webster Cattle Co videos online.

Be sure to check out Ty Webster heifer's selling on his online sale at Breeders World. I pictured
the red heifer out of the Ringer and a Predator heifer I thought looked really good.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Show heifers in Rising Stars by Holtkamp Sires.

Lot 43 Foundation Simmental, she is out of Hank a PB Simmental bull we raised out of 3C Macho. She is a May and she has really been coming on and is changing every day.

Lot 48 is a Mainetainer out of UCB the full sib to Predator. This heifer calf was a strong favorite with a major senior college judging team coach for her potential and look.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Getting ready for the Rising Star sale is like being a mailman...sunshine or SNOW we get ready! It's a beautiful day in SE Iowa!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Updated show picture.

This is the picture of Dacota's show heifer that was Reserve Grand both days this past weekend in Missouri. She is a Dejavu (Full Flush) and we are excited about her future in our cow herd which she has started today and so far she's ok with it.

Steers at Hueber Show Cattle.

Predator steer

                                                                      Immortal steer

If your looking for steers be sure to check out Hueber Show Cattle. A great place to do business. Check Matt out at or call him at 815.761.7423 . These sell online November 10th at .

Predator's from Fraker.

These two Predator heifers sell on in the Fraker online sale November 18 & 19th.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Rising Stars timeline update.

We're at 18 days and counting the catalogs should be going in the mail tomorrow November 8th. The videos should be online a week from now. Everything on our end is coming together really well and the cows and Exit Plan say make your plans now to come see us on November 25th.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Holtkamp genetics have great weekend!

Predator sired heifer wins both days at the Missouri Black and Gold. Good job Heaton Family!
Dacota Holtkamp was reserve both days with our Dejavu (Full Flush) heifer
This Immortal sired heifer was 4th overall on the first day at Missouri Black and Gold. She was on our blog earlier and Blake Bennett had her looking amazing.

Friday, November 4, 2011

It's all about Family in Rising Stars!

Lot 41 3C Macho x Big E Full sib to sweetness and Center of Attention
                                                  Sweetness high selling bred heifer full sib to lot 41

Big E Reg Angus by Gridmaker dam to all these Macho's and also selling Irish Whiskey embryos in Rising Stars sale. Proven and predictable.
Center of Attention 3C Macho x Big E he sold in Rising Stars III

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Cody Grandstaff from Southern Missouri texted me this photo this morning and just wanted to thank me for moving the Rising Star Sale to November...with our past history...snow on Thanksgiving????? We sure hope not!