WELCOME TO WESTERN STATES LOWLINE ASSOCIATION ——————————————————————————–
WESTERN STATES GRASS-FED PERFORMANCE BULL TEST
The Western States Grass-fed Performance Bull Test is the first of its kind for the Lowline breed. The test will be held in Ft. Lupton CO. at Walters Land & Cattle. The Moderator and Fullblood Bulls on the test will be turned out on improved pasture including cover crops and small grains. Bulls will also be supplemented with a grass fed ration including native and alfalfa hay. The bull test is sponsored by W.S.LA. but is open to all breeders who are interested. The bulls ages are from Jan 1st thru April 30th 2016. Fall bulls are also eligible but will be calculated separately. The information collected will be ADG, WDA, Ultrasound Data and a bull soundness evaluation. W.S.L.A has put up $2000 prize money for the top bulls in each category.
Bulls can start arriving after Oct. 15th with the test starting in early November. There is some pickup from central locations available for a small fee. One is at the NILE show in Billings MT on Oct 22nd. For more information, call David Shockey or Brian Walters.
Get the rest of 2016 free when you buy a WSLA Membership for 2017. Register here.
OPPORTUNITY FOR SPONSORSHIPS AT NW LOWLINE CLASSIC SHOW & HEIFER FUTURITY
Consider sponsoring a class at the NW Lowline Classic Show (Sept 11) and the Heifer Futurity (Sept 10) at the Spokane Interstate Fair.
$125 – FB Supreme Exhibit – Tunk Mountain Ranch, Riverside, WA
$100 – Grand Champion FB Bull – Topline Lowlines, Monroe, WA
$50 – Reserve Grand Champion FB Bull – Y4 Ranch, Hines, OR
$100 – Grand Champion FB Female – LeSourds Lowlines, Mt. Vernon, WA
$50 – Reserve Grand Champion FB Female – Lillefloren Farm, Hayden, ID
$100 – Grand Champion FB Cow/Calf – Idaho Lowline Cattle Co., Hayden, ID
$50 – Reserve Grand Champion FB Cow/Calf
$125 – Percentage Supreme Exhibit –
$100 – Grand Champion Percentage Bull
$50 – Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Bull – LeSourds Lowlines, Mt. Vernon, WA
$100 – Grand Champion Percentage Female
$50 – Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Female
$100 – Grand Champion Percentage Cow/Calf
$50 – Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Cow/Calf
$20 – Division Winner Sponsors
Topline Lowlines, Monroe, WA
Y4 Ranch, Hines, OR
Grand Champion FB Power Bull Challenge – Sponsored by Origen
Grand Champion Percentage Power Bull Challenge – Sponsored by Origen
$100 – Grand Champion FB Heifer Futurity – Idaho Lowline Cattle Co., Hayden, ID
$100 – Grand Champion Percentage Heifer Futurity – LeSourds Lowlines, Mt. Vernon, WA
Junior Showmanship Buckles – Muddy Creek Ranch, Wilsall, MT
Junior Showmanship $25 – LeSourds Lowlines, Mt. Vernon, WA
We also need Showmanship sponsors for the NILE show in October:
$25 Senior Showmanship
$25 Intermediate Showmanship
$25 Junior Showmanship
$25 Pee Wee Showmanship
11TH ANNUAL LOWLINE CLASSIC SHOW PLUS POWER BULL BATTLE AND HEIFER FUTURITY
The NW Lowline Classic is one of the highest payout, lowest cost shows in the country. Free bedding, all under one roof, relaxed atmosphere, good people AND great cattle. Winners of the NW Classic are the early favorites at Denver! Fullblood, Moderater classes are on Sunday Sept 11 and Junior Showmanship classes on Saturday Sept 10. Youth can also show in the Spokane Interstate Fair’s Youth Show on Friday September 9th.
The Power Bull Battle and Heifer Futurity is on Saturday with a different judge! Power Bull Battle is judged 33% confirmation and breed character; 33% ultrasound data (REA/cwt, IMF, BF and shape) and 33% performance data (WDA and scrotal circumference). Open to Fullblood and Moderators. Big cash prizes and buckles to winners.
Just like last year we also have the Judging Contest on Saturday. Buy a ticket for $10 – you judge all 4 contests (Power Bull Challenge Fullblood, Power Bull Challenge Moderator, Fullblood Heifer Futurity and Moderator Heifer Futurity). Winner will get 50% of the total entries for the Judging Contest. Other 50% goes to Power Bull prize money. The ticket also gets you the right to claim a bull for $8500.
Don’t forget about our WSLA Annual Meeting at 6:15 pm on Saturday 10th followed by WSLA Breeder’s Reception at 7:15 pm.
NEW BROCHURE FOR MEMBERS TO USE
Download our new brochure to help you promote Lowline cattle. Thank you to Wendy Rhodes, Sunset Ranch Lowlines, our California state rep for facilitating this brochure. The brochure has a space for you to stamp your own contact information.
2016 NEW SHOWS
WSLA is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the Colorado State Fair Lowline Show in Pueblo, CO. Cattle are to arrive Sept. 1 at 8am, the show is at 2pm on Sept. 2nd and released Sept. 3rd at 8am. WSLA will hold a Lowline discussion and open house on Sept. 1st for new breeders and anyone interested in raising Lowlines. This is the first in a series of open house to be held in every state of the western region. The purpose of the open house is to education the public and promote Lowlines in the Western US. Go to www.ColoradoStateFair.com for more info.
WSLA will also be sponsoring a Lowline show at the NILE in Billings, MT. The show had a 3 year hiatus after Mountain States Lowline Association dissolved. The NILE show is a great facility in the heart of cattle country. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase Lowlines in a great new market. Entry deadline is Sept. 7, 2016. Arrival is Oct. 19, 2016 and release on Oct. 22nd. The will be a Lowline Open House on Friday Oct. 21st in Billings the night before the show. Go to www.theNile.org for more info. See Host Hotel info here.
2015-2016 CAN-AM BULL CHALLENGE
Start selecting your bulls for this year’s Treasure Bull Test, with bull delivery in October 2016. Ages for the next CAN-AM Bull Challenge is Jan. 1 – April 31, 2016. Go to www.treasurebulltest.com for more information.
The 2nd Annual CAN-AM Bull Challenge wrapped up another year with a great set of bulls coming off test. 23 Lowline bulls competed in a rigorous 112 day performance test held in Sims, MT. See the 2016 Treasure Bull Test Results. Last year’s test produced the Moderator Power Bull Champion and the NAILE Grand Champion FB Bull.
WELCOME NEW WSLA MEMBERS!
Richard O’Connel, Heritage Farms of Kent, WA
Rob and Rhoni Stafford, Rio, Reed and Rhys, 7 Irons X Livestock of Kaycee, WY
Scott and Katherine Ikier, Ike’s Ranch LLC of McCall, ID
Allen and Chad Sieverkropp, S Four Farms of Ephrata, WA
Ross and Susie Olson, Lakota Lowlines of Benson, UT