The latest issue of The Lowline Register is now available! View it here.
A note from Cathy Monteith-
Hi all just looking for thoughts and interest. I was at a meeting with Canadian beef breeds council on Niche breeds and genetic improvement. The long term goal is to establish genetic EPD for Lowlines. In order to do this we would need to do traditional EPD first. For us the yearling weight EPD is likely not what we want to focus on as we are not looking to maximize yearling size in our breed. Birthweight is something we need and also calving ease. I was thinking we should choose the top 5 traits that folks are interested in knowing when they buy Lowlines and go from there. This would be a worldwide project not just Canada as we would never get enough data here. Some other things that I would think of looking at are docility and intramuscular fat, maybe ribeye area per 100lb. Please post your thoughts on facebook. We need people to collect the data so if this is not of interest to anyone I need to know that also. Without the traditional data(birth wt, weaning wt, docility index, calving ease index) we cannot move towards the genomic (DNA) based EPD.
Sire Directory – send us your bull’s info (include name, registration number, Fullblood or Percentage, any ultrasound data, one photo, any show wins and any other text info) we’ll post for you. Email Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This years I.P.E. Lowline show was a success with 5 breeders and 26 animals in competition. Congratulations to High Point Lowlines for their win of Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor. Thanks to Big Island Lowlines, Ellison Lowlines, High Point Lowlines, Pinnacle Lowlines and Silverhills Lowlines for their participation and presentation.
Thank you to the banner sponsors namely Butterkup Farms, Creekside Vet Clinic, Big Island Lowlines, Honeybrook Lowlines, Stumbles Creek Lowlines, Pinnacle Lowlines and Silverhills Lowlines.
A reminder that Lowlines will be Feature Breed in 2016 (a year earlier than expected) There are some changes happening and this will affect our length of stay and show times. Stay tuned for further updates.
In closing, Lowlines received many congratulations, favourable comments and much recognition for the rise in popularity of the breed and growth of the show at the I.P.E.
Many thanks everyone,