Benefits of Lowline Angus Cattle
The average half-blood calf weights approx. 59 pounds.
The average three-quarter blood calf weights approx. 52 pounds.
The average full-blood calf weighs 42 pounds.
The average mature cow is 39 inches tall and weighs 800 pounds.
The average mature bull is 43 inches tall and weighs 1200 pounds.
Lowline cattle are not just another novelty breed. While they are naturally
quiet-tempered, easy animals to raise, they are an extremely efficient range
animal that produces a high quality meat product. Lowlines are also an
outstanding new breed for the small acre ranch. Consider some important facts
from the Australian research center:
Lowlines have superior carcass traits with 30% larger ribeye area per
hundredweight than any other breed and excellent marbling.
Lowline feed requirements are significantly lower than larger sized
animals--at one third the nutritional requirements of larger cross-bred cattle,
Lowlines will still yield 40% more retail product per acre.
Excellent ease of calving
Lowlines are black hided and naturally polled.
Highly adaptable to a wide variety of climates from Canada to the deep South.
Perfectly suited to a premium niche market for beef with a smaller portion,
thick-cut steak of excellent tenderness and marbling.
Excellent mothering ability and short gestation length (271 days).
Lowlines are attractive, well-proportioned, and easy to handle.
Lowlines have a lifespan of 12-25 years, are good foragers; hardy, easy keepers.
Finish a tasty, well-marbled product on minimal grain.
Lowlines are extremely rare and offer an excellent value for seedstock
producers to meet the growing demand for breeding animals. Purebred and
Fullblood cattle can be registered through the American Lowline Breed
Registry only after DNA testing to assure purity.
Extremely well-suited to intensive grazing situations.
Lowlines have been tested free of the dwarfism gene or the Anchondroplasia
Consider the comparison data in the table below, provided by Trangie
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The Australian Lowline has been developed over the last 83 years by selective
breeding of Fullblood Angus stock. This animal and modern bio-technology are
the answers to the profitability of cattle in the 21st century.
Lowlines can produce 70% of the ribeye area on 1/3 the feed of animals more
than twice their size. This allows a stocking ratio of 2.2 (or more) to 1. The
obvious result is that up to 54% more beef may be produced from a given
pasture with smaller cattle.
This is the beef that counts—More Steaks! …..more high grade cuts per carcass
and less waste. Better and Safer Beef.
Slightly smaller cuts light on external fat with choice or better grade. Small
and rapidly maturing animals means short and tender muscle fibers from
younger animals. Lowline Beef adds 60% more of the good or essential fatty
acids the body cannot complete on its own and 36% more CLA (conjugated
linoleic acid), a cancer and arthritis fighting fatty acid.
Free-ranging animals with no growth hormones, antibiotics, or exposure to
Nutrient dense, high in cancer and rheumatism fighting CLA, vitamins and
minerals because they are naturally grass fed to maturity.