EASY UNASSISTED CALVING plus smaller beefier calves from your
valuable Jersey and Friesian dairy heifers ...
Stud, based at Whangaehu near Wanganui, New Zealand(previously
at Kumeu, Auckland) welcomes your contact about Australian
You can ring us on New Zealand 06 342 6670 or Email us
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SMALLER BY DESIGN
For the last 150 years beef cattle have been bred big to produce
the huge slabs of meat that were a symbol of affluence for our
ancestors. Australian Lowlines are designed to produce a smaller,
BRED FOR BETTER BEEF
Because Australian Lowlines and Lowline x dairy steers produce
meat with good marbling and just the right amount of
sub-cutaneous fat, they win carcass awards against all comers.
The sort of meat you want yourself.
SMALLER BETTER CALVES Use Australian Lowline bulls over your
dairy heifers for a smaller faster maturing dairy beef calf.
Australian Lowlines ... bred for better beef.
- Lowline bulls throw very small calves which
cause minimal stress to your valuable Friesian
or Jersey dairy heifers. Expect 23kg to 28kg birth weights from
Friesian heifers and lower from Jerseys.
- Expect unassisted calving. An Oz dairy farmer who has
joined Lowline bulls to his dairy heifers for the last five
years, reports no assisted births, no abortions and no
empty heifers during that period.
- Shorter gestation, from seven to 15 days less
than with other breeds of bull, so you'll get around 10 days more
milk plus greater management flexibility.
- Small but nimble. Young Lowline bulls can cover heifers
as big as a Brahmin. Friesian or Jersey dairy heifers are a
- You can buy Lowline bulls young and keep them for six years
or more without sacrificing fertility or over-stressing your
dairy heifers. Lowline bulls weigh 650 to 750kg at
maturity and are renowned for their
- Bull maintenance is less costly because Lowline
bulls eat less than your present bull.
- Calves will be black, BEEFY and
- You'll get a quality calf every year and they'll be in high
demand. In Tasmania Lowline x Friesian calves have topped the
price for day-olds at $A220 per calf for a complete pen.
Unbelievable, but it's true.
- Lowline x dairy calves are placid, easy
to handle, easy on fences, very suitable for lifestyle blocks or
small acreages and produce extremely high quality beef. A
pleasure to farm.
- Surprisingly profitable. On Oz grazing country, Lowline X
Friesian steers are replacing the traditional three year bullock
with a 24 month finished steer at a live weight
of around 490 kg. Four hundred day growth
rates are exceptional and in NZ conditions they finish even
Judy and David Sainsbury, Casablanca Lowline
Stud, 16 Haunui Rd, Whangaehu, Wanganui, New Zealand.
Telephone:(New Zealand)06 342 6670. Mobile:0211433204.