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Small size means less stress on fences and less damage to pastures. Lowlines docility allows some owners to give vaccinations without using a chute or restraint. The same traits that make them ideal for those with no prior cattle experience makes them perfect for 4-H projects. Children can more easily manage smaller, lighter Lowlines especially for Urban projects where land is least.
Studies have shown that lean, natural grass fed beef has more vitamin E, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and a number of health-promoting fats, including omega-3 fatty acids and “conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) than feed-lot finished beef. Also, lean grass fed beef has less total fat, less saturated fat, less cholesterol and less calories.
Commercial advantages of Lowlines
Market perception and value:
has begun being served as a gourmet food by some of the worlds leading chefs. higher pH of the cows digestive tract if grass-fed.
Typical Lowline weight and size:
Calf at birth: 30 to 45lb
Mature cow: 700 to 1100 lbs, 38" to 46" tall.
Mature bull: 900 to 1500lbs, 40" to 48" tall.
Lowline cattle consume about 1/3 the amount of feed as a full-sized animal, gaining weight and finishing earlier with very little cost. They do not need grain to reach full maturity. Where you would normally stock 6 Angus cows you can run 10 Lowlines, and you can expect more pounds of meat per acre than with standard size breeds.