WELCOME TO WESTERN STATES LOWLINE ASSOCIATION ——————————————————————————–
ALR REBRANDING PROPOSAL
Have you heard about the possible rebranding of the American Lowline Registry? If not, please take a look at this power point presentation. This was presented at the Annual Meeting at the National Western. This is a very important proposal because you as a member of the association will be asked to vote on it. There is a facebook group called ALR Member Discussion that was set up so members can ask questions of board members. There are also phone conference calls set up for members to hear the presentation with a Q & A session after. There will be a schedule of additional conference calls posted on the ALR website. Any of the board members are available for you to call or email your questions.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Craig and Tanya Walker of W Diamond Livestock in Roswell, NM
Bob & Robin Lane of Day Spring Farm LLC in Olathe, CO
Howard White of Wyoming Equality Fiber Works on Upton, WY
2017 WSLA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Current Board Members:
Brian Walters – President
Missy Ousley – Secretary
Julie Davis – Director
Shane Goss – Director
Congratulations to Our New Board Members:
David Shockey (returning) – Vice President
Katherine Wise (returning) – Treasurer
Rick Dodd – Director
Darren Wise – Director
Thank you to all who ran for the WSLA Board!
2016 NILE SHOW
Had a great show at NILE in Billings, Montana Sat. Oct. 22nd with 74 head of top quality Lowlines from 7 states. Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you to all of the Lowline breeders that brought cattle and also those that came out to see the show and visit with exhibitors.
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 is being 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 total in prize money for the top bulls in each category.
Watch for data.
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.
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.