The Story of our Cattle
The cornerstone of our herd are our Lowline cattle. Why Lowlines?
This question is asked by many who are first introduced to the breed. They are cute, smaller than normal cattle, docile and friendly and finish really well on grass. The breed is smaller than full sized Angus, about 30% smaller as a matter of fact. They are thus ideally suited for the small producer with limited acreage and a few cattle.
Synergistically, they are also more docile as a breed than their larger counterparts. This makes them ideal for the small producer with limited facilities as extensive handling facilities are not required for normal, routine care. Also, it has been shown that docile cattle tend to put on weight faster and better than more nervous, high strung animals.
Finally, they finish very well on grass. This means that marbling, a key parameter which determines the grade of the beef can be achieved with no change in the feeding program. Most commercial cattle are finished on grain to provide them with the required marbling to achieve a grading of “prime” or “choice” by the USDA. This additional expense need not be incurred with Lowlines.