Thursday, September 08, 2011

City Slickers

Mike and Linda Hellenbrand left New York City (and their successful careers there) after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and relocated to nearby Cross Plains to start a high-genetic-value cattle breeding business.

City Slickers Farm's sign shows a scene of the New York City skyline in Cross Plains, Wis., Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 7, 2011. 

 Month- to two-month-old calves at City Slickers Farm in Cross Plains.

 Veterinarian Dr. Mike Keiler prepares to perform ultrasounds on surrogates to determine the sex of the calves they're carrying.

 Norm, a cat at City Slickers Farm known for being friendly with the cows, gets sniffed.

 Linda and Mike Hellenbrand.
 
 City Slickers Farm raises a variety of cattle breeds.

 A newborn guernsey calf is transported to a nursery area by Mike Hellenbrand, center, and Daniel Brunner.
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