WELCOME TO WESTERN STATES LOWLINE ASSOCIATION ——————————————————————————–
2016 NILE SHOW
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 was Sept. 7, 2016. Arrival is Oct. 19, 2016 and release on Oct. 22nd. There 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.
Open classes, showmanship classes and heifer futurity classes will be offered. The deadline for Showmanship and Heifer Futurity classes is Friday Oct. 21st.
NILE Showmanship and Heifer Futurity Entry Form
Consider sponsoring a showmanship class:
$25 Senior Showmanship
$25 Intermediate Showmanship
$25 Junior Showmanship
$25 Pee Wee Showmanship
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 total in prize money for the top bulls in each category.
Bulls can start arriving after Oct. 15th with the test starting in early November. There will be transportation available for a fee from Billings, MT on October 23,
Get the rest of 2016 free when you buy a WSLA Membership for 2017. Register here.
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