WELCOME TO WESTERN STATES LOWLINE ASSOCIATION ——————————————————————————–
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!
WSLA DUES DUE
Dues were due by 12/31/16. Click here to pay. We are extending the $10 late fee to Feb. 1, 2017. After that date, there will be an additional $10 due on membership renewals.
PARTY IN THE PEN 2017
Please join us at the National Western on for PARTY IN THE PEN Thurs. Jan. 19th (in the yards) sponsored by WSLA. Bring your promotional materials to share. Can’t make it? Send your business cards/flyer or brochure to: Brian Walters, 18512 County Road 22, Fort Lupton, CO 80621. Please limit to 75 copies – one type of item per member. Materials must be received by Jan. 15th.
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.
2016 NW LOWLINE CLASSIC/POWER BULL BATTLE & HEIFER FUTURITY SHOW RESULTS
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.
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