Benefits of Australian Lowline Cattle

There are numerous reasons why Lowlines should be your breed of choice:

  • the beef is excellent quality —  well-marbled, tender and flavoursome with a beautiful texture
  • they have compact frames, approximately 60% of the size of larger breeds, allowing more effective and efficient use of land
  • excellent feed efficiency
  • naturally polled, have great temperaments and are easy to manage
  • improve 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
  • 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 freezer

The versatility of Lowline cattle makes them ideal for commercial farming, schools, students, families and lifestyle farmers.
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
2014 Journal – Cattle bring students together – Lockyer High School QLD
2014 Journal – School Lowline Team prove high achievers – Dakabin High School, QLD
2014 Journal – School heifer top of Class – Ballarat Grammar, Vic
2015 Journal – What is a Lowline – A True Aberdeen Angus
2016 Journal – Advantages of the Lowline Cow
Lowline Bulls – The Big Advantage