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American Aberdeen Angus/Lowline angus

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:49 pm
by Stephanie
Who here breeds Aberdeen’s? I’ve loved the few I’ve seen in person. Excited to get my first registered heifer next week. Will be AI’ing others soon.

Specifically red Aberdeen bulls...who does everyone like ?

Re: American Aberdeen Angus/Lowline angus

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:28 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Interested to see responses.

Re: American Aberdeen Angus/Lowline angus

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:48 pm
by callmefence
I've got a customer that breeds lowlines. Claims to do pretty good, both selling breeding stock and beefs. Whole and halves. IDK.
Except he has a nice clean little place, and I don't believe him to be full of corn.

Re: American Aberdeen Angus/Lowline angus

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:48 pm
by Stephanie
Ive come across many nay sayers for Lowlines. I’m surprised and then not surprised either. People don’t like to be told that bigger isn’t always better. 🤷‍♀️

Re: American Aberdeen Angus/Lowline angus

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:27 pm
by SmokinM
I have a customer that bought 5 acres and wanted a few cows. I told her to check them out. She is loving them up to 10-15 now and breeding and showing. Very, very efficient cattle. She could run 10 more. I think them AI bred with Waygu would be the ultimate freezer beef direct market animal. Gonna try it one of these days. PM me if interested I could put you in touch with her. She had a couple of reds at one time. We are in VA not sure where you are.

Re: American Aberdeen Angus/Lowline angus

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:39 pm
by Son of Butch
American Aberdeen Angus - started in Australia - USA association home is in Colorado.
They are a niche breed with such a small following the association has not even updated it's
National Sale page since 2017.
You'll be hard pressed to find many with any experience with them, let alone red ones.

Re: American Aberdeen Angus/Lowline angus

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:21 pm
by Son of Butch
Stephanie wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:49 pm
Who here breeds Aberdeen’s? I’ve loved the few I’ve seen in person.
Excited to get my first registered heifer next week. Will be AI’ing others soon.

Specifically red Aberdeen bulls...who does everyone like ?
Very few Red Aberdeens to choose from and many are only 50% - 87.5% Aberdeen.
To build a breed I'd recommend sticking with full blood sires.
beggars can't be choosers.... Rudy looks as good as any of the few I found online.

https://universalsemensales.com/breeds/ ... esign-rudy

p.s.
Hope you'll update with pictures after you get your registered heifer.

Re: American Aberdeen Angus/Lowline angus

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:20 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
They worked to have a show at the Eastern National Show in Springfield, MA. Their show was dropped this year due to lack of cattle entered last few years. Most shows, they would have to show as "Other Breeds".

Re: American Aberdeen Angus/Lowline angus

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:34 pm
by Stephanie
Son of Butch wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:21 pm
Stephanie wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:49 pm
Who here breeds Aberdeen’s? I’ve loved the few I’ve seen in person.
Excited to get my first registered heifer next week. Will be AI’ing others soon.

Specifically red Aberdeen bulls...who does everyone like ?
Very few Red Aberdeens to choose from and many are only 50% - 87.5% Aberdeen.
To build a breed I'd recommend sticking with full blood sires.
beggars can't be choosers.... Rudy looks as good as any of the few
https://universalsemensales.com/breeds/ ... esign-rudy

p.s.
Hope you'll update with pictures after you get your registered heifer.

How ironic. That’s exactly the bull I’ll be buying straws from.

Re: American Aberdeen Angus/Lowline angus

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:37 pm
by Stephanie
Son of Butch wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:21 pm
Stephanie wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:49 pm
Who here breeds Aberdeen’s? I’ve loved the few I’ve seen in person.
Excited to get my first registered heifer next week. Will be AI’ing others soon.

Specifically red Aberdeen bulls...who does everyone like ?
Very few Red Aberdeens to choose from and many are only 50% - 87.5% Aberdeen.
To build a breed I'd recommend sticking with full blood sires.
beggars can't be choosers.... Rudy looks as good as any of the few I found online.

https://universalsemensales.com/breeds/ ... esign-rudy

p.s.
Hope you'll update with pictures after you get your registered heifer.
I know most of the AAA breeders want black. I personally like the look of red better. Once I get my solid group of red registered ladies - I’ll likely cross them on black ( red carriers).

Re: American Aberdeen Angus/Lowline angus

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:53 pm
by 76 Bar
Phenotypically impressive bull.

Re: American Aberdeen Angus/Lowline angus

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:48 pm
by 5S Cattle
SmokinM wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:27 pm
I have a customer that bought 5 acres and wanted a few cows. I told her to check them out. She is loving them up to 10-15 now and breeding and showing. Very, very efficient cattle. She could run 10 more. I think them AI bred with Waygu would be the ultimate freezer beef direct market animal. Gonna try it one of these days. PM me if interested I could put you in touch with her. She had a couple of reds at one time. We are in VA not sure where you are.
I couldn’t run 25 goats on 5 acres. Must have phenomenal grass

Re: American Aberdeen Angus/Lowline angus

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:57 pm
by Son of Butch
Not an Aberdeen/lowline but a Red Angus frame moderating bull like Bieber Commissioner
reg # 1694317 available for $20 from Origen or your ABS rep. might be something to consider as
outcross bloodline to achieve what you want to do.

Re: American Aberdeen Angus/Lowline angus

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:13 pm
by Angus86
Do they have any value at the sale barn/beef buyers? Or are they like zebu cattle mostly for pets/showing?

Re: American Aberdeen Angus/Lowline angus

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:28 am
by Son of Butch
Angus86 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:13 pm
Do they have any value at the sale barn/beef buyers?
Or are they like zebu cattle mostly for pets/showing?
Any breed outside of the order buyer 'norm' gets docked at the sale barn.
Lowlines are docked at the sale barns, but have good carcasses and IF you have the niche market
ie: finished light weight freezer beef carcasses can be profitable. Unless taken to the extreme of
minis. Mini's are the pet/show rage for women and children.
The mini/pet market is based on finding a bigger sucker than you.