Q: What’s the highest percentage of lowlines of the total herd?
A: 5%

Q: Are these lowlines fullbloods, 1/2, or 3/4, or do you know?
A: They are full blood Lowlines if they do not read/say cross.  NOTE: This is the best information we have at the moment and might be able to find out more in our paper records before we moved our herd inventory system online to CattleMax.  Others were pure 6 years ago and crossed with a Highland bull. Then their 50/50 offspring were crossed with Highland, Red Devon or Murray Grey

Q: Do you have any purebred lowlines?
A: https://abc-cattle.com/product-tag/breed-lowline-angus/

Q: Where is the herd located?
A: Gladstone, Virginia

Q: How many registered cows do you have?
A: We don’t have any registered cows that we easily have papers on.  We do have a stack of registry papers from the original Lowline herd.  Some of the older highland mother cows may be registered and should have lip tattoos. The previous owner did not deliver papers even though it was in our contract.  We do have a registered Red Devon bull.

Q: Are these lowlines fullbloods, 1/2, or 3/4, or do you know?
A: They are full blood Lowlines if they do not read/say cross. And the animal is a cross they may be half or less depending on how many generations of crossing.  First generation could be Lowline Highland.  Then those could be crossed with Red Devon or Murray grey 50%.  NOTE: This is the best information we have at the moment and might be able to find out more in our paper records before we moved our herd inventory system online to CattleMax.

Q: How many animals are in the herd?
A: Approximately 134.

Q: Do you sell the calves separately?
A: Yes we do if the calves are older than 7 months.  Any calves that are under 7 months are sold with their Mother.

Q: Can I see the animals in person?
A: Yes!  You can email Vail Dixon at vail@simplesoilsolutions.com if you want to visit the farm and she can schedule a viewing of the herd.  We are happy to share and show them to you and can offer professional guidance as to which animals would be the best fit for your goals and desires. PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, VISITORS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Q: Do you have any registered Highlands?
A: Yes and No.  We likely do have some older Highland mothers who might be registered, but we don’t have their papers and therefore our price takes that into consideration.  These older mothers might have a lip tattoo under their upper lip that could be identified by a vet at the buyer’s expense.  The buyer could then work with the Highland Association to get their papers if the vet could read the tattoo.