Benefits of Australian Lowline Cattle

The versatility of this breed makes it the ideal choice for commercial farming, use in agricultural programs at schools and for lifestyle farmers. Some of the attributes and traits for which the breed is renowned are:

  • the beef is of excellent quality —  well-marbled, tender and flavoursome with a beautiful texture
  • compact frames being approximately 60% of the size of larger breeds, allowing more effective and efficient use of land
  • excellent feed efficiency
  • naturally polled, with particularly docile temperaments and are easy to manage
  • improve farm viability – you can run more animals per hectare and thus make more profit per hectare
  • low birth-weight calves – easy calving in heifers and cows of any breed ( read below about the advantages of using a Lowline bull)
  • early maturing – steers have the ability to finish on grass from 14-months old
  • growing your own beef  — Lowlines have moderate-framed carcases making them perfect for the family freezer

ALCA strongly recommends you read this article prior to making your purchase.

Advantages of a using Lowline Bull in Dairy or Beef  herds:

  • calving ease with fast growth potential
  • shorter gestation period (+/- 270 days)  – dairy heifers could calve 10 to 15 days earlier and then advance into milk production earlier
  • renowned for higher fertility, early maturity and breeding longevity
  • dynamic hybrid vigour – produce beefy black dairy-cross calves that attract a high price at markets
  • moderate herd frame-size for feed efficiency while maintaining muscle and enhancing beef quality
  • predictability and quality – calves are uniform in size and grow quickly (genetic dependability)
  • Lowline cross steers and heifers will finish on grass and are quicker than other breeds in a grain-fed operation
  • carcases with minimal wastage and less bone – more kilos of beef per acre means more profit
  • higher intramuscular fat results in flavour, tenderness and fine-textured beef

Read testimonials from satisfied clients who are now using Lowline bulls in their beef herds and dairy herds.

Links for further reading:

The following articles further demonstrate the benefits of Lowline Cattle:
2013 Journal – Moderating frame size for profit gain
2015 Journal – What is a Lowline – A True Aberdeen Angus
2016 Journal – Advantages of the Lowline Cow
Lowline Bulls – The Big Advantage