Black River Farm
Westmoreland, Route 231, Prince Edward Island, Canada
C0A 1J0
          (902) 658-2570

 

    

 

 

Black River Angus

NEW    Lowlines

Our small herd of purebred Angus is raised on a small acreage without hormones, antibiotics, or growth enhancers.  Breeding stock available and occasionally Angus meat for sale.

NEW ADDITIONS 2013:  Registered LOWLINES  from the Monteiths, Honeybrook Lowlines, Saskatchewan

TO SEE THE ADVANTAGES OF THE LOWLINE BREED, SEE THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE

http://www.springscattlefarm.com/media/Lowline_Breed_Pomotion_Flyer_2012.pdf

 

NEW    ABERDEEN PLUS+

 

6 MOS. ANGUS/LOWLINE CALF

 

8 MOS. ANGUS/LOWLINE BULL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morning Mist at Black River Farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR 2017 CALF CROP IN OUR NEW PASTURE IN THE HILLS OF WESTMORELAND, PEI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Operating on a very small acreage, Judy Burgoyne and Mike Landry with the guidance of Judy’s 96 year old father, continued with a few purebred Angus cows from his Country View Farm(later to become Springvale Angus) to start a new herd, BLACK RIVER in 1998.  The offspring of these cows were sold for breeding stock over the years.  Desiring to keep a part of my father’s passion for Angus alive and finding it more difficult to keep the larger cows, we have been exploring the Lowline breed since 2007 and finally decided to take the plunge with two purebred females from Honeybrook Lowlines of Edam, Saskatchewan, to start a new herd but still Angus based.  We are thrilled with their dispositions and ease of handling.   So our aim is to produce breeding Lowline stock and also combine the Lowlines with the full size Angus.  Our gratitude goes to Cathy and Lee Monteith of Honeybrook Lowlines for their wonderful patience and assistance in getting our herd started. 

 

Black River Tallulah

(Colombo Park Zaccaria x Honeybrook Fireworks)

 

 

 

Black River Honeybee (2015 calf)

(Ardrossan Richmond x Honeybrook Fireworks)

 

 

 

Black River Honeybee (yearling) 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR FOUNDATION COWS

 

Lin Pepper (3 yr. old Lowline)

Honeybrook Fireworks (2 yr. old Lowline)

 

     

WHY LOWLINES?

LOWLINES are a small breed of cattle derived totally from the original Angus breed.  They are not miniatures, having no dwarfism gene.  They are easy to handle, very feed efficient, have calving ease, take up less space, can be beef ready on grass and forage and are great for small acreages. 

 

An Angus Bull in 1960

 

            In 1929 New South Wales, Australia, imported two top Angus bulls to breed with the Angus cows they had at the time.  Over the next 27 years Angus genetics were added from Canada, U.S., England, and Scotland.  In 1964 the herd was closed to any outside sires or dams and thereafter a detailed study was undertaken to compare, measure and record in detail the feed intake, weight gain, fertility, milk production, carcass yield and structural conformation and what type of animal would yield the best results in these areas.  So from the three groups of animals used in their breeding study:  the “highline”, “lowline”, and the “control” groups, the LOWLINE came out on top. 

           The herd was open for public auction by the Department of Agriculture in 1992.  Since that time the Lowline has become quite popular around Australia, New Zealand, China, United States, Canada and other countries.

 For a complete history of the breeding program see:

 http://www.usa-lowline.org/history.html

  TRAITS OF LOWLINES

     Naturally polled, extremely hardy 

     Higher percentage of ribeye area than any other breed

     Easy calving and docile

4.              Smaller calves (40 - 50 lbs.) Great 4-H projects for kids

5.             Excellent mothers and good milk producers

6.                                            

              Size:  bulls 42 – 49 in. hip height, cows  39 – 42 in.

7.             Very efficient grass feeders

8.            Carcass high yield with less fat but greater marbling

9.             Small cuts of meat for health conscious consumer

10.        Cost effective to raise (Less acreage required than standard beef breeds) which         means higher profit ratio

        10 Lowlines can be pastured on the acreage needed for 6 full sized beef cattle

 

 

 

 

 

BLACK RIVER JUST A JACKAROO  -  Our 1st LOWLINE calf born Dec. 3, 2013

*2nd Jackaroo son born in Canada

SIRE:  YARRA RANGES JACKAROO     DAM:  LIN PEPPER

sold:  JUSTA JACKAROO - NOW 2 YRS. OLD 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLACK RIVER JACKPINE

BLACK RIVER JUSTA JACKAROO'S 1ST 100% LOWLINE CALF

 

 

 

 

 

 

YARRA RANGES JACKAROO

                       Jackaroo is the youngest bull to ever win Supreme Exhibit at the Royal Melbourne Showat just

                       11mths age he had an EMA of 72sq cm and weighed 343kg.  

                       Jackaroo won Senior and Grand Champion Bull at the 2010 Sydney Royal Easter Show Lowline

                       Feature breed.  In 2011 he won Champion Sires Progeny.


The Australian Lowline judge Bill Dunlop, Charolais breeder from NSW, said
"this bull appeals to me as he moves freely and is sound. He has a lot to offer the beef industry and lowline breed as he has all the traits I want to see in any breed, mobility, balance, masculinity, scrotal size and muscularity – I can’t fault him.”

 

 

 

 

       PREVIOUS ANGUS STOCK

 




 


 Black River Spring Forth
(Springvale Black River Etta x GDAR Traveler 011)



Black River Beauty Spot
(Springvale Black River Etta x Sitz Alliance)
SOLD


Black River Etta's Fame
(Springvale Black River Etta x VNAR Famous Players)


Black River Spring Sitz
(Black River Spring Forth x Sitz Alliance)

SOLD - Congratulations to Breezy Valley Farm



Black River Elmo's Fame
(Black River Etta's Fame x Grand Island Elmo)
SOLD

 

 

SOLD - Cape Breton
SOLD - Nova Scotia

 

 

 


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