At the National Western Stock show in Denver Lowline bulls and Lowline half bloods sold for great prices. This was in part due to the increased interest in source identified, farm direct, natural beef in response to recent questions on beef safety. Lowlines are well known for their ability to finish on the farm. We have selected our genetics carefully for this opportunity.
Now, you have many ways to win. One way is obvious. Use animals genetically designed for the new consumer environment with a Lowline bull on any good cows. All crosses work with the bonus of first cross heterosis and consistent genetics. Less birthing times and problems makes for more healthy calves and a faster breedback for first calf heifers. Save the antibiotics, hormones, and the sick pen for the rest of the herd.
In another way, the commercial market will reward you for the extra pounds generated by the Lowlines greater efficiency and higher stocking rate. Lowline bulls are also the most ideal means to enter the market for natural or grass fed beef sold direct to the consumer. At the same time you can enter a breed up program with the heifers produced on your way to purebred animals.
Forage efficient Lowlines also offer added nutritional value to the beef itself. Beef isn't just beef anymore. Recent studies on saturated fats have awakened most consumers to a realization that life is too good to shorten by a poor diet. Natural, grass fed, and organic are the new buzz words for the health conscious. The added nutrition and more ideal fat balance of beef on natural forage has been proven time and time again. Consumers will gladly pay more for these benefits.
No breed can match our Lowline Angus in the grass fed niche. Not only are they more efficient on forage, but they also marble to a high choice grade with fat thicknesses at 1 to 3 tenths of an inch. Just enough to allow aging for any length of time you want but not so much that you turn off the fat conscious or throw part of your profit in the tallow bin. They mature rapidly and offer the option of more modest size cuts for the diet conscious. Our seed stock ultrasounds, certified by APTC and CUP prove the carcass traits. Click here to review these studies. Note the high CLA and Omega-3 ratios for our bloodlines.
There is another reason why Lowlines should be strongly considered. The whole family will enjoy the easygoing temperament, especially at 4H and fair time. Given an animal they can handle well from birth to show time kids can learn some of life's most important skills at an earlier age. Animal care, independence, business management, marketing, and entrepreneurial potential are a few.
In summary, here is an easy way to add to your income regardless of the size of your operation. You have the choice to keep most of your production profit in your own pocket to the mutual advantage of your buyers. You can divide your production between the direct and commercial markets as you alone choose. Cherish, enjoy, and profit by your freedom as all Americans should.