We are a small ranch located in the high desert of Delta County, Colorado, 10 miles west of Hotchkiss.
We're currently building our herd of percentage and full blooded lowlines. After starting with a Red Angus and two Dexters, a friend introduced us to his lowlines and so it began. His bull, affectionately known as "Billy Bad Ass", spent last summer with us. We were so impressed that last fall we purchased 2 of Billie's young bulls. We're now anxiously awaiting the arrival of 3 percentage calves.
Raising lowlines appeals to us because of their docile temperment, their size, calving ease and they are genderally good mothers. Lowlines are true beef cattle in a compact smaller frame size. They're well proportioned 100% Angus heritage, beef cattle that are naturally polled. They don't have any dwarfism traits. Average size mature cows generally weigh about 650 to 950 pounds and stand from 36 to 42 inches at the shoulder. Average size mature Lowline bulls weigh from 950 to 1350 pounds and stand from 39 to 46 inches. The average birth weight of fullblood calves is 42 to 52 pounds.
Due to the smaller size, they require less feed and the cuts will be smaller which is more in line with a healthy diet. Our cattle are fed corn twice a day and grass with hay as a supplement during the winter.