About Our Association
The Australian Lowline Cattle Association (ALCA) is a cattle breed society. The Association was formed in 1992 with the foundation of the breed.
ALCA is a member association incorporated under NSW legislation, managed by a Council of elected members and supported by a Secretariat.
The roles of ALCA include:
- Australian Lowline cattle registration
- membership administration
- promotion of the breed and the Association
- a secretariat for member and industry contact
- promotion of Certified Lowline Beef (CLB) and CLB producers
- communication and information services in support of the other functions
- preservation of breed history and data.
Michele Molloy ALCA President
I have bred Australian Lowlines for about 20 years now – they are great to work with and on a smaller acreage an excellent choice, as you all know. Timitch Hill currently runs a herd of about 40 head in between Rockhampton and Yeppoon in Central Queensland.
But we are just the same as you, running herds and trying to do what we can to keep improving Australian Lowlines. All of us are ALCA members and have the same interests. We also share a responsibility to enjoy and share the breed and maintain the excellent reputation that we have – not difficult really! . That’s up to all of us!
I am looking forward to working with our ALCA members. Please feel free to contact me and I will try to help or find the answers. 😊
Ashley Barron ALCA Vice President
My name is Ashley Barron and with my family we run Merowen Lowline Stud. My family and I run a beef cattle operation on 1700 acres at Kumbia at the foothills of the Bunya Mountains in South East Queensland, running Brahman, Angus and Lowline cattle. I have been associated with Lowline cattle for 23 years when my father-in-law established Merowen Lowline Stud.
Since his passing in 2018, my youngest daughter, Remy has taken over running the stud. With many years experience within show rings, we have successfully promoted and exhibited Lowlines at Brisbane EKKA, Rockhampton Beef, Toowoomba Royal and many other local shows in our district.
I have a passion for the Lowline breed as I believe with the right marketing approach that we can put this special breed on the maps.
ALCA Council Members
President: Michele Molloy (QLD)
Vice President: Ashley Barron (QLD)
Treasurer: Sue Foureur (SA)
Councillors: Julie Knight (VIC) / Phillip Worthington (NZ) / Michelle Millar (NZ) /
Jacqui Feagan (VIC) / Ross Hardy (VIC)/Danielle Wood (NSW)
ALCA Life Members
Life membership of the Association has been given to members as acknowledgement for their contributions to the breed.
Ian Pullar, Brambletye Stud
Andrew Ristrom, Elandra Park Stud
Tammy Breuer, Allambie Stud
Des Owens, Mugga Stud
Peter & Jeanette Stebbins, Ardrossan Stud
When ALCA was formed in 1992, the first 25 members of the Association were named as Foundation members of the breed. Many of these stud names can be found in the pedigrees of today.
For the full story, the heritage and the history of both the Lowline breed and the Association purchase the book, AUSTRALIAN LOWLINE
Below are the necessary forms and documentation required by ALCA to manage your registered animals with the association. Instructions and forms to assist you with the required genetic tests (DNA/SNP, Parent Verification & Coat Colour testing, if required) for the recording, registration and maintenance of your herd is also supplied. This includes forms and information needed...
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Whether you are new to cattle or are an ‘old hand’ at farming, there will always be something you need to find out about concerning animal husbandry, farming practices, shows, state regulations, or the beef industry. Below are suggested links to help find those answers. Lowline Cattle New Zealand Facebook page Australian Lowline Cattle of...