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 producers now have a beef alternative for their heifers whilst still maintaining low birth weights and a shorter gestation period enabling them to get into milk production earlier.
Australian Lowlines are shown at all Royal Shows as well as at numerous country and regional shows in both Australia and New Zealand. They are also quite often on display at regional field days. The Australian Lowline Cattle Association (ALCA) encourages strong and healthy competition between its members with most Royal Shows having a high number of entries. Showing is a great way to meet fellow breeders and promote the breed as a group.
The demand for Australian Lowline cattle internationally has been strong. With markets now established in various countries, registered breeders have the chance to market their stock both into established countries or to develop new markets in other countries.
Australian Lowlines can be exported from Australia as live animals, embryos and/or semen. The breeders of registered Australian Lowline cattle have numerous ways to market their stock in a competitive environment.
Certified Lowline Beef (“CLB”) is available to both full and commercial ALCA members interested in beef producion and is another great avenue for producers of both pure Lowlines and cross-bred animals. Members can use this important marketing tool to promote their stud animals to interested purchasers. Learn more about becoming a Certified Lowline Beef producer.