Breeding Lowline Cattle

If you are breeding, or intend to breed Australian Lowline cattle there are several pathways available to you. You can breed stud or seed stock, or become a commercial producer.

In every case you can also produce Certified Lowline Beef. Again, there are a variety of options available here. In addition there are Australian Lowline bulls available as AI sires (including some heritage semen) to use in any breeding program. If you are buying registered Australian Lowlines there is information provided to help guide you in your purchases.


Stud Breeding

Australian Lowline cattle were bred and developed in Australia and have remained isolated from outside genetics since 1964 with all registered stock undergoing parent verification and DNA analysis. This makes them a unique Australian breed. Australian Lowline cattle offer easier management and calving, reduced production costs, higher stocking rates and increased retail beef yields. Dairy...

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Commercial Breeding

Australian Lowline cattle are now used in some large commercial operations throughout Australia and the USA. Lowline cattle have the genetic ability to reduce late maturity patterns, increase fat cover and marbling and produce steers that will finish well on grass to produce high yielding carcasses. The quality of Lowline and Lowline cross beef has...

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Lowline AI Approved Sires

AI Approved Sires

ALCA provides a service of registering sires from which Australian Lowline semen has been collected, these are referred to as AI Approved Sires. By-Law 7.6 sets out the conditions for AI Approved Sires, the process for gaining sire registration and a listing for AI Approved Sires. The By-Laws can be accessed from the Member’s area...

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Heritage Semen

Heritage semen refers to Australian Lowline genetics that have been donated by current or past ALCA members from AI Approved Sires with semen from some Lowline bulls dating back to the early days of the Association. The main objectives of this program are: To maintain heritage genetics that might otherwise be lost To preserve and maximize...

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Produce Certified Lowline Beef

Certified Lowline Beef is a term used by Australian Lowline cattle producers who have entered into an agreement with the Australian Lowline Cattle Association (ALCA) to promote their beef.  Under the agreement certain requirements must be met by the producer. By buying Certified Lowline Beef you are guaranteed of a minimum of 50% Lowline content....

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Hints on Purchasing Cattle

The following is provided to assist prospective purchasers of registered Australian Lowline cattle. As all the appropriate Association rules and regulations are not included in the following, prospective purchasers seeking to clarify situations not covered below should contact the Association at Offspring of registered Lowline parents confirmed by DNA analysis can be registered. Only...

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