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Lowline Black Angus

Tennrock

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Fencing in 5 acres now to purchase cattle this fall. I'm interested in smaller cattle breeds like the Lowline or even Belted Galloway. Any information on these would be appreciated. Also, since I have not seen any of these come through the auction, where could I find these breeds?
 

Popcorn

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We have 3 Belted Galloway cows and have learned that to buy them from a breeder, they are very expensive. Wait and watch the sales near known breeders. They are discounted pretty hard at most stock barns as they are slower growing and bigger bones but generally smaller cattle. We just had a 800 lb steer 1/2 Galloway 1/2 hereford and he netted less than 46% versus last angus X hereford 900 lb steer netted 58%. Thats a lot of meat!
 

dg7080

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You might consider Dexters if your wanting a smaller breed. We've been raising them for a couple of years now and they run about 1000 lbs for a full grown bull and about 600 lbs for a mature cow.. We sent a 2 year old steer to the freezer last fall and he was about 600lb and got back 50%. They are easy on the pasture and are very tasty... There are usually folks selling them on craiglist.. that is where we got our first ones. We picked up 2 more young steers last fall for $700 (for the pair), but usually they run about $500 each.
 

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My neighbor has some smaller breed stock that he would sell. 2 cows and a possibly a bull. would probably want market price, $1/lb or so.
 

TX300mag

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We started with Dexters last year and just had our first calf about three weeks ago. She’s a smaller Dexter at closer to 500lbs than 600 I bet. She’s not the friendliest by any means but a good mother and easy to manage. We’re hoping to train her to milk soon.

I’m thinking about keeping the bull calf to breed with a jersey milk cow.




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MAGA

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I've actually been curious about Lowline Black Angus.
Anyone have any experience with them compared to a Dexter or regular Black Angus?
 

Tennrock

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Got the fence done & decided to go ahead with Belted Galloway.
Tennrock":6wuwsi9b said:
Fencing in 5 acres now to purchase cattle this fall. I'm interested in smaller cattle breeds like the Lowline or even Belted Galloway. Any information on these would be appreciated. Also, since I have not seen any of these come through the auction, where could I find these breeds?
 

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