Lowline cattle are easy calving, good natured cattle that are very feed efficient and maintain themselves on grass. They have excellent taste, texture and tenderness beef characteristics and exceptional ribeye area per hundred pounds of body weight which translates to very high yielding, high quality, high value beef carcasses ~ courtesy of The American Lowline Registry
We personally love the easy going attitudes and the fact they calve relatively easy, in fact mainly our duty is to record the birth haha.
There are some amazing articles on the why’s of LowLine breeding!
- Lowdown on Lowlines by Beef Magazine is a great read on how a good lowline bull used on first calf heifers can be a huge asset! Smaller birth weights, but larger gains!
The biggest difference is seen on the pound of retail beef per acre, weighing in at almost TWICE that of a Simmental! There’s a great graph located on the Why Lowline page of High Voltage Farms
There is a much higher cow per acre on pasture with Lowlines and you can even finish them on the grass, producing a natural beef. And because of the consumption rate they are easier on pastures as well. Exceptional for small farms or acreages as well!
In closing when you sit down at the table to have a great steak with the family, a lowline steak is enough smaller to allow room for your favorite side dishes 🙂 As many of us know, a full size steak is often just too much. So buying, or butchering your own Lowline means portion sizes are more appropriate and lets face it, at an average of 200lbs per side, it fits well in an average household. No need to buy extra freezers!