WHY RAISE LOWLINE CATTLE?
• Adapt to a wide range of weather conditions
• Are well suited for both small acreage and larger operations
• Are naturally polled
• Make great mothers
• Offer superior calving ease when mated to virgin heifers
• Are docile and are great for senior adults, women, children and those with disabilities
• Do not require expensive equipment and can be managed with minimal facilities
• Are perfect for specialty beef operations, including grass finished, all natural and organic
• Are 100% Angus cattle and offer all the advantages of Angus cattle in a smaller package
• Are perfect for youth beef projects including the 4H & the FFA organizations
• Are extremely efficient
• Lowlines have it all!!
• Fast early growth rate, lower feed costs, smaller mature weights
• Higher stocking rate than larger breeds and crossbreds
• Perfectly suited for smaller acreage producers
• Extremely docile for management ease
• Angus based genetics for taste, tenderness, and marbling
• Typically larger rib eyes per 100 lbs of body weight than the larger Angus
• Highest retail percent of live weight of all breeds
• More pounds of retail beef per acre
• Smaller framed, heavily muscled, quality carcass
• Ideal commercial cattle
• Marble and grade easily on grass
Wondering if Lowline BULLS have a place in a commercial herd?
We have provided a helpful PDF presentation which illustrates the benefits of Lowline Angus Bulls in a commercial herd. The presentation is full of helpful information and statistics showing how Lowline bulls have made in roads into the commercial market.
Below are just a few out takes from commercial breeders who use Lowline Bulls in their commercial herds.
• John Shoobridge – runs 2700 Angus and Baldy cows on 22,000 acres. He uses Lowline bulls each year for 380 yearling heifers for calving ease. He was initially dubious, but now has no reservations whatever. He likes a 2 year old bull. “They certainly do the trick. The get the cow settled and there are absolutely NO calving problems.” At three-quarters (standard) Angus, because he starts to have calving problems. “The beauty about Lowline calves is that they are very marketable at 8-10 months and they’re very, very beefy. They’re very fleshy animals.”
• Ross Marriott runs almost 3,000 Simmford Angus, Red Angus, and Angus cross cows, and he sells direct to meat wholesalers. He was having a lot of calving problems with his heifers until he bought about 20 Lowline bulls—with great difficulty. He definitely prefers Lowline bulls that grow to about 1300 plus pounds. The reason they went for them is calving ease, and he also found that they dress well at 18 months of age.
• Larry Gofton and family milks 600 cows with a small feedlot on 1200 acres. He bought Lowline bulls to overcome continual calving problems on his heifers. He was so impressed he has continued to buy more Lowline bulls for about 100 heifers annually. He has no problems at all now with calving. A current buyer for his Friesian X Lowline heifers would not believe they were Lowlines.