Fullbloods For Sale

Sandra L Myers
1318 Highway 21 East
Paige, TX  78659
Phone: 5129217274
Email – slmyers885@aol.com
DOB          Registration      Tatoo           Name                        Dam                      Sire                          Price
07/26/12        FM 17548        M3 204Z FB Bull Mikey M3 204Z         FF4201 – Charlotte        FM7477 – Intimidator             $2,000.00
09/01/12        FM 17550        M3 206Z FB Bull Ralph M3 206Z         FF3680 – Scarlett         FM7477 – Intimidator             $2,000.00
02/07/13        FM 38478        M3 301A FB Bull Junior M3 301A        FF4202 – Darlington       FM4521 – Little E                  $750.00
09/06/14        FM 38487        M3 401B FB Bull Rusty M3 401B         FF3680 – Scarlett         FM17550 – Ralph                  $1,500.00
06/06/16        FM 38486        M3 601D FB Bull Labonte M3 601D       FF3680 – Scarlett         FM17548 -Mikey                   $1,500.00
07/17/16        FM 38485        M3 603D FB Bull Waltrip M3 603D       FF4202 – Darlington       FM17550 – Ralph                  $1,500.00
06/27/17        Pending         M3 702E FB Bull Dillon M3 702E        FF16384 – Danica          FM17548 -Mikey                   $1,500.00
12/08/14        FF 38483        M3 403B FB Cow  Eldora M3403B         FF4201 – Charlotte        FM4521 – Little E                $1,500.00
09/08/15        FF 38479        M3 503C FB Cow  Indianapolis M3 503C  FF4202 – Darlington       FM17548 -Mikey                   $1,500.00
06/11/16        FF 38482        M3 602D FB Cow  Richmond M3 602D      FF16384 – Danica          FM17548 -Mikey                   $1,500.00
02/18/06        FF    4201      LS 104R FB Cow  Charlotte LS 104R     FF849 – BJC Kahlua        FM1061 BJC Jackson               $1,000.00
03/15/18        Pending         M3 801F FB Bull Harvick               FF4201 – Charlotte        FM 38487 – Rusty                   $250.00
07/04/15        FF 38480        M3 502C FB Cow  Freedom M3 502C       FF3680 – Scarlett         FM17548 -Mikey                   $2,000.00
04/27/18        Pending         M3 803F FB Bull MAGA M3 803F          FF38480 – Freedom         FM17548 -Mikey                     $500.00
10/11/14        FF 38481        M3 402B FB Cow  Texas M3 402B         FF4202 – Darlington       FM17550 – Ralph                  $2,500.00
05/13/18        Pending M3804F  FB Bull Biffle M3 804F                FF38481 – Texas           FM17550 – Ralph                    $500.00
11/11/11        FF 16384        M3 109Y FB Cow  Danica M3 109Y        FF7473 – Talledega        FM7477 – Intimidator             $2,500.00
06/06/18        Pending M3 805F FB Cow  Tacoma M3 805F                FF16384 – Danica          FM17548 -Mikey                     $250.00
05/01/15        FF 38484        M3 501C FB Cow  Tammy Jo              FF16384 – Danica          FM17550 – Ralph                  $2,500.00
04/15/18        Pending M3 802F FB Cow  Sara Lee M3 802F              FF38484 – Tammy Jo        FM17548 -Mikey                   $1,000.00
06/03/03        FF 3680 EZ 50N  FB Cow  EZ Scarlett 50N               FF637 – EZ Scarlett 018K  FM 1909 – EZ Magnum              $1,000.00
07/20/18        Pending M3 806F FB Cow  Liberty M3 806F               FF3680 – Scarlett         FM17550 – Ralph                  $1,000.00

Prices and packages are negotiable – motivated seller.  All are Full Blood (parentage tested) and Registered or registration is in process for the calves born this year.

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Fullblood Aberdeen Cattle

Joel Overton
1040 FM 983
Ferris,  TX 75125
Phone: 2149495868
Email – sandjoverton@netzero.com

We have three fullblood cows (all exposed, so should be bred), including one with a 4 month old heifer calf by her side, and two fullblood bulls – a 2 1/2 year old and an 8 month old – all priced for a quick sale.  Details are as follows:

1.    GAR Shania T – Reg. No. FF21927: Fullblood 6 year old cow; EXTREMELY GENTLE, the most gentle cow I have ever been around; loves to be petted – she is truly \”puppy dog\” gentle and a terrific example of the Aberdeen breed; has had three calves, including her daughter, GAR T Wynette (listed below), and her son from early this spring, GAR Hank W (also listed below); Shania is a terrific mother; she has been exposed to a couple of our breeding bulls and appears to be very pregnant now.

2.    GAR T Wynette – Reg. No. FF38232: Fullblood 3 year old cow; Wynette was Shania\’s first calf and is almost as gentle as Shania; Wynette is a new, first time momma with a 4 month old very nice Fullblood heifer calf by her side; Wynette is a very good momma, just like her own momma, Shania – in fact, Wynette has inherited most of Shania\’s excellent traits; Wynette has been exposed to several of our breeding bulls and is likely already (or very soon will be) bred back.

3.    GAR Tanya T – Reg. No. FF38606: Fullblood 3 and 1/2 year old cow; very gentle – not quite \”puppy dog\” gentle like Shania and Wynette but given a little more time and attention will likely become that way; Tanya has had one calf – a bull from early this spring that we are keeping as a steer; Tanya is an excellent momma; she has also been exposed to several of our breeding bulls and appears to be very pregnant now.

4.    GAR Bocephus – Reg. No. FM 38607: Fullblood 2 and 1/2 year old bull; he is out of our extremely virile herd bull Josh T, who is also super gentle; Bocephus has great confirmation, is easy to handle, ready to go to work and should be an excellent breeding bull.

5.    GAR Hank W – Reg. No. FM 38605: Fullblood 8 month old bull; he is also out of our extremely virile and very gentle herd bull Josh T; Hank is every bit as \”puppy dog\” gentle as his momma Shania T; Hank has great confirmation and a stocky build that suggests he is going to be a big fellow; he is very curious and loves to be around people; should make an excellent herd bull.

Prices are:

1.    GAR Shania T – $1800

2.    GAR T Wynette, plus heifer calf by her side – $2200

3.    GAR Tanya T – $1600

4.    GAR Bocephus – $1400

5.    GAR Hank W – $1000

Will discuss a package discount for purchases of more than two.  Delivery can be arranged for a reasonable fee.  Additional photos available upon request.  Note, photos with ad were taken after a recent rain so the cattle are a little muddy in the photos!  Contact me anytime with any questions

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Moderator Bulls For Sale

Amy Krause
279 River Oaks Drive
Cedar Creek ,TX  78612
Phone: 512-565-4095
Email – amy@amykrause.com
1. Bar N Surprise – MM34771 – Moderator Plus – DOB 07/31/17
Black baldie with black rings around eyes. Dam is fullblood Aberdeen. Sire is registered Hereford. Laid back and easy going young bull. Naturally polled. $2000

2.  AD Enzo – MM33251 – Moderator Plus – DOB 03/28/17
This guy is gorgeous and a real sweetheart.  You can pet him, brush him, and approach him anywhere in pasture.  Great leader to move cattle from pasture to pasture.  His sire is a gorgeous brangus bull. His dam is a beautiful british white (Park)/Aberdeen cross (50%/50%). Must go to a good home. Have had lots of calves and this is a special one and will make someone a wonderful herd sire. Naturally polled. $2500

Cattle are located near Brenham, Texas.

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Fullblood Aberdeen Cattle For Sale

Amy Krause
279 River Oaks Drive
Cedar Creek, TX  78612
Phone: 512-565-4095
Email – amy@amykrause.com

We have approximately 80 head of registered, fullblood, Aberdeen cattle.  I have spent the last several years attending shows and auctions across the US to study the breed and breeders to assemble a high quality herd with genetic diversity.

We make every effort to do as much as we can to make you more successful by:
– DNA testing and registering cattle prior to sale
– vaccinating and worming 1-2 times a year
– BVD checking all of our cattle
– providing copy of pregnancy reports from A&M on bred females
– performing seasonal breeding for spring or fall calves to avoid hot summers in Texas
– utilizing multiple bulls for herd diversification
Let me know what you are looking for, and I will let you know what I have that may meet your needs. Have everything from 6-18 month old heifers, to exposed heifers/cows, to verified bred heifers/cows and some pairs. Prices start at $2000.
1. FM24795 – Jackaroo\’s Royal Ryder – DOB 06/04/14 – $4000
This is a direct son of Jackaroo with an incredible pedigree. Semen from Jackaroo just sold at the Missouri sale for $900 PER STRAW.  He is a sweetheart. I have had him since he was born. Loves to be brushed.
2. FM 24394 – 7C Boonedock 104B – DOB 09/20/14 – $3500
This is a son of MRG Peter. Check out his pedigree. Easy going bull. Prior owner paid $6000 for him when he was about 18 months old and sold to me due to owner\’s illness.
3. FM33249 – AD Edison (Red Tag 5) – DOB 03/10/17 – $2250
4. FM33250 – AD Easton (Red Tag 6) – DOB 03/11/17 – $2250
5. FM34852 – AD Emmett (Red Tag 14)- DOB 07/22/17 – $2250

Cattle are located near Brenham, TX.


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Yearling Bulls for Sale

Scott Ringnald  Ringnald Ranch lp.
4179 county rd 606
Hamilton, TX  76531
Phone: 254-784-0011
Email – sringnald@yahoo.com
5- 90% plus purebred bull calves for sale or trade. Registration is in process.$ 1100 EACH. Call Dennis and leave message. 254-784-0011

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Fullblood Bulls For Sale

Thomas Bradfield
Address: 18200 Hamilton Pool Rd
Austin, TX  78738-7012
Phone: 512-431-6446
Email – tomkat02@yahoo.com
4 Fullblood Registered Black Aberdeen Bulls , 2 to 2 1/2 yrs gentle,eat out of your hand. Nice bulls.  $ 1200.  Call for more info


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Justin Turley
Address: 1156 Deer Forest Dr W
City: Pipe Creek
State/Prov: TX
Zip/Postal Code: 78063
Phone: 615-605-6006
Email – jdturley@justinturley.com
: Have cows but no web site? Need a logo? Need business cards? We can meet your graphic design needs for these and more, including: brochures, letterhead, flyers, photo retouching, magazine ads, web ads & graphics, car decals, billboards, and much more! Email us or give us a call for a free estimate. *Contact us for info regarding 15% SABA member savings!

Justin Turley Graphic Design
(615) 605-6006

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Steers and Cows For Sale

Brian Jackson
184 CR 525
Sweeny, TX 77480
Phone: 9797996361
Email – k_land7@yahoo.com
3 Purebred steers for sale, (2) black 9 months old, (1) red and a year old. $350/each
3 heavy-bred Aberdeen cows, (2) 3/4 Aberdeen, (1) full Aberdeen $2500/each or $6800/for all bred cows.

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Fullblood Bulls For Sale

Mike and Kelley Kincade

3 Heifers & a Bull Ranch

New Waverly, Texas



Two herd bulls available. Our lead herd bull, Fernando, has been a great producer and very gently, however too many of his offspring from last several years so we need to swap out. Also a 2 year old now ready to take a lead. Both DNA tested and registered. Pictures of Fernando and one of his calves as an example.

Fernando   FM15310   DOB  04/01/11   $2000 obo    Blood line; Double J’s The Brick ,                                           .                                                                                                   Colombo Park ZeffirelliUno                   FM33051              DOB  09/21/16    $1500 obo

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Red Fullblood Bull For Sale

Chip Harris
927 WPA Road
Sumrall ,MS  39482
Phone: 601-307-8756
Email – heavenlyacrescattle@gmail.com
For Sale:  Red Fullblood Bull.   FM36783.  DOB: 01/15/18.

$2,500.00.  Call for more information.

Contact Information:

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Percentage Heifer For Sale

Linda Kaiser
PO Box 642
Center Point,  TX 78010
Phone: 830-634-3168
Email – tinhorse00@yahoo.com

This heifer is 15/16th Reg # PF 35341 DOB: 3/17/2017
Sire: Wildes Brenton Magic 930 Dam: Wildes Ms Brenton 11
ALK MS MAGIC is easy to handle and a very pretty girl recently exposed
Asking $2000.00 Delivery can be discussed

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Fullblood Bull For Sale

Linda Kaiser
PO Box 642
Center Point , TX  78010
Phone: 830-634-3168
Email – tinhorse00@yahoo.com

DOB: 2/28/2017 Reg.# FM 36187 Sire:Widles Magic Brenton 930 Dam: Wildes MS Moray Jambaroo 15
This young man is very easy to handle and a very nice looking gentleman.
Contact: ALK Lowlines,Allen or Linda Kaiser at 830-634-3168 Email: tinhore00@yahoo.com
Asking $1500.00

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Fullblood Bull for sale

Jay Beatty
820 paint brush
Temple, TX 76502
Phone: 254-258-5854
Email – jrbeatty@yahoo.com
Full Blood Bull for sale.  Remi born 3/27/15.  Sire is Cletus, a Ardrosson Neron son and Dame is Hot Senorita, a Doc Holiday daughter.  Hot Senorita was the reserve champion in the American Royal show held in Kansas City.  Remi is a good looking bull which would make an excellent addition to your herd.  Priced at $2500 with free delivery within 150 miles.

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Fullblood Bulls

Jay Beatty
820 paint brush
Temple, TX  76502
Phone: 254-258-5854
Email – jrbeatty@yahoo.com
Full Blood Bulls for sale.  We currently have 3 bulls which were born in 2014 which would make good herd sires.
JRB Pistol B4 registration FM24973 sire is sully a Bramblettye son, JRB Winchester B8 FM 24978 and Jrb Remington FM24975.  Both these bulls are sired by Cletus who is a Ardrosson Neron son.  All have good genetics and are good looking animals.  Your pick.  I am planning on keeping one to be my next herd sire. They are priced at $1800 each.  Delivery is free within 150 miles.

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Cattle For Sale

Ross Pfeifer – R54 Livestock
102 Blaschke Road
Comfort, TX  78013
Phone: 210-445-7293
Email – rosspfeifer@hotmail.com

We have large variety of high quality Bulls, Cows and Heifers for sale at the moment. They range from 1/2 blood to full blood American Aberdeen. All animals are either registered or in the process. Most are from championship bloodlines.

Bulls -Breeding age bulls range from $1600 to $3000. These low birth weight bulls are ideal to cover your heifers AND give you a product to sell in the long run. The majority of all of these bulls are 100% Angus/Aberdeen. Zero lack of quality. These are bulls that have been hand selected to remain intact.

Cows-We have several bred cows for sale. The cows range from 50% to Fullblood Aberdeen Lowline. Call for pricing.

Heifers – We have several weaned and yearling heifers that are ready to go. These heifers are red or black. We are testing for the red gene in all of our black females. Fullblood heifers start at $1500. Call or text for details.

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Web Sites, Logos & Graphic Design Services

Justin Turley
1156 Deer Forest Dr W
Pipe Creek, TX 78063
Phone: 615-605-6006

Have cows but no web site? Need a logo? Need business cards? With over 12 years\’ experience, we can meet your graphic design needs for these and more, including: brochures, letterhead, flyers, photo retouching, magazine ads, web ads & graphics, car decals, billboards, and much more


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Changes to Association Name and Included States

To: General Membership

From: Board of Directors, Southern Aberdeen Breeders Association

Re: Changes to Association Name and Included States

Date: July 11, 2017


Dear Member:

The Board of Directors of the Southern Aberdeen Breeders Association thanks each of you for your consideration and response to the request for ratification of amendments to our association name and bylaws.

Members were asked to ratify two changes to the association name. The association, formerly called ‚ “Southwest Lowline Angus Breeders Association,  is now named ‚ “Southern Aberdeen Breeders Association. The new name also reflects the addition of two states, Mississippi and Alabama, to our region. The Bylaws are hereby amended, and an amended Certificate of Formation is being filed with the Texas Secretary of State. This process takes about three weeks, so any checks made to the association should be made to‚  “SLABA ‚  until the new corporate filings are completed.

Ballots were mailed to each of our 143 Active Members. A total of 64 ballots were returned. There were 59‚ “For ‚ votes, and 3 ‚“Against ‚  votes. Two returned ballots were not counted. One because no selection had been marked and one was postmarked a day late.

We are excited for the future of our American Aberdeen breed and our new seven-state regional partnership. Once again, thanks for participating in the voting process. Your opinion is important, and constructive comments are always welcome.

Bill Cabaniss (TX), President
Kenny Hinds (OK), Secretary
Chris Spear (NM), Vice-President
Dorothy Ahr (TX), Treasurer
Brien Adams (TX), Director
David Miller (AR), Director
Craig Walker (NM), Director
Larry Watkins (TX), Director
Richard LaBiche (TX), Director
Janet Rogers (LA), Director

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Fullblood Semen Sir Constantine

FT Sir Constantine (FM20596)

Idaho Lowline Cattle Company
Diana & Jay Lillefloren
2755 E. Spring Rock Lane
Hayden,  ID    83835
Phone –  208-215-4460
Email –  ilccdi@yahoo.com
2015 National Western Stock Show Grand Champion and Farm Fair Internatioal Supreme Exhibit Lowline Bull. $50 semen $50 AI Certs $25 Junior Certs.

website:  idaholowlinecattlecompany.com

pedigree click here:

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Why Aberdeen Cattle??? Discover Why

American Aberdeen, your solution.

The American Aberdeen breed offers several benefits. These include calving ease, greater efficiency, higher stocking rates, lower cost to maintain, moderation of frame size, both commercial and homestead or self-sufficiency production, the ability to finish on grass, and ideal carcass traits of the original Angus breed.

Calving Ease: American Aberdeen are the calving ease experts. You can sleep easy at night knowing the heifers and cows normally have unassisted births. Fullbloods have an average birth weight of 35-48 pounds. Percentage Aberdeen usually have a birth weight of 42-65 pounds. American Aberdeen, your calving ease solution.

Greater efficiency: Aberdeen cattle consume about 1/3 the amount of feed as a full-sized animal, gaining weight and finishing earlier with very little cost. They do not need grain to reach full maturity. Where you would normally stock 6 Angus cows you may be able to run as many as 10 Aberdeen’s. You can expect more pounds of meat per acre than with standard size breeds. American Aberdeen, your efficiency solution.

Higher stocking rates: Because Aberdeen’s consume less you can run more Animal Units (AU) than standard size cattle. Full Bloods are 1.8 to 2.0 per normal AU. % Cattle 1.5 to 1.75. This allows you to wean more total pounds of marketable product. American Aberdeen, your stocking rate solution.

Moderation of frame sizes: Full Blood or percentage bulls can be used on your current cattle. The F1 off spring replacements will help moderate frame size and add more do-ability into your herd. This drives down your input cost in times of drought or times when supplement is needed. American Aberdeen, your moderate frame solution.

Beef Production and Carcass traits: Aberdeen Cattle produce high Rib Eye Area (REA) and offer what few breeds can in relation of REA per 100 weight(REA/CWT). This means you produce a high percentage of prime retail cuts off the total weight of the producing animal. Aberdeen rate high in Quality in Carcass traits, allowing a higher percentage to reach High Choice and Prime on less input. Aberdeen cattle in a feedlot setting will consume 30% less input and spend less time on feed to reach the desired Quality Grade. Less input for more out-put means more profit! American Aberdeen, your beef production and carcass trait solution.

Commercial and homestead or self-sufficiency production: The naturally compact size of Aberdeen’s is ideal for both the commercial producer as well as those with small acreage with homestead or self-sufficiency production. American Aberdeen, your production solution for large or small operations.

Grass-fed beef: American Aberdeen breed are among the best converters of grass to beef. They do not require corn or processed grains to finish.

Grass-fed beef is said to have the highest ratio of omega 3 fat of any beef. Aberdeen do it at the highest stocking ratio. American Aberdeen, your grass-fed solutions.


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Consignment Sales Are they for you???


The statement was made in the movie Field of Dreams, if we build it, they will come.

Nothing could be further from the truth in the seed stock business. Regardless of the quality of the product that you produce, the success of your program will always rest on the strength of your marketing plan. Breeders are not standing in line to purchase the results of your breeding efforts. You must actively present your product to the marketplace. But how?

We all know of production sales. These breeders have achieved the size and name recognition to attract buyers to their ranches for an annual sale of select individuals. These events range in size from 60 to 100 plus animals. They are good sales for all breeders to select some of the most recognized and best cattle and pedigrees in the breed. But what about sales for the small breeder? Did you realize that the majority of our members register 20 or less animals per year? Programs of this size are faced with limited opportunities to market their cattle. Private treaty offerings, on farm beef sales and consignment sales are
their only options. For the small breeder, consignment sales are your production sales. You must think of them as such and plan what you intend to sell accordingly.

If you talk to the owners or managers of successful larger ranches they will tell you that they begin planning for next year’s sale as soon as the current year’s sale is complete. They identify a year in advance the pool of animals from which they will select their next offering.

From this pool they manage these animals with the end goal in mind. A mere 1% of the selected bulls will make it into the next sale. The small breeder should employ the same tactic. Select your sale consignments early. Get them ready far in advance of the sale.

What do you intend to offer and in what stage of production? Consider these obstacles for the animals you might offer for a sale:

1) If you are offering a bred heifer, what calving date will make her most valuable to a potential buyer? In addition, which sires will attract the most interest? Remember, you are breeding for a buyer and not for yourself. Breed accordingly.

2) If you will be selling a donor, will she have more value if you offer her open or pregnant? Does it make sense to offer embryos or semen with an open donor to sweeten the offering? Again, have a plan

3) Don’t offer a bred cow that has the potential to calve at the sale or just a few days before. There is the potential for a very young calf to be injured at a sale

4) Make sure bulls are breeding age and have the quality and pedigree you would like to keep. Make one pound packages out of 99% of all males. They have more value that way. Remember, bulls contribute 50% of the genetics in any breeding program. Cull them or consign them accordingly.

In short, make a plan for your consignment sale offerings well in advance of sale time. Presentation is of the utmost importance. I recall my disappointment with my first consignment sale some years ago. I had poor placement in the sale order, poor pictures in the sale catalog and yes, my offerings brought much less than the sale average. When my pity party was over, I realized that my placement in the sale order and lack of buyer interest in my animals was primarily due to the condition and quality of the females that I had consigned. When a potential buyer came into my stall he was able to simultaneously compare my animals with those of the consignor in the adjoining stall. Truthfully, mine did
not compare favorably. If you have questions about feeding or fitting your animals for a sale, the sale manager or our breed representative can help. Don’t be reluctant to ask. Your offerings should be something you would be willing to buy. The biggest mistake consignors make is offering an animal in a consignment sale that they wish to get rid of rather than one that will impress someone with their program. It is difficult to part with one of
your best, but if you are serious about developing a market for your cattle, this is a must.

Most buyers are diligent in their purchasing decisions. Do you want to sell the lowest priced and lowest quality animal or highest quality animal at a high price? Selling and buying at consignment sales is marketing your program.

The highest dollars are spent on animals that offer the most with regard to pedigree, phenotype, and show record or carcass data. It’s much like selling a car. The buyer who wants a red convertible with a V-8 may purchase a red hard top with a V-8 if the price is
right. The principal is the same with cattle. An individual with a strong pedigree and great data that lacks phenotype still has value, but not as much attraction as its competitor for the
buyer’s dollar that offers all three elements. Consider this as you select your offerings and as you reflect on past sale results.

Have a plan for marketing your animals. Whether you use print publications like the Lowline Ledger, the Internet, or direct mail, it is important to place your animals in front of the buying public prior to sale day. Many potential buyers are missed by the consignor’s reluctance to market his product. In addition, consider the value the consignment sale offers with regard to customer development. Many times the animal you sell would yield more net profit if sold off the farm. You must, however, factor in the new contacts you will make while participating in a consignment sale. A full day of exposure to customers that are not aware
that your program even exists is an extremely valuable opportunity. Think of the advantage of just being there.

Finally, disregard any myths that you may have heard about consignment sales. Contrary to some beliefs, these sales are not conducted to serve the needs of the Association or the sale managers, the commission charges are not much over the cost of promotion and production. Consignment sales are for the breeders. If you have had a bad experience in the past, dust yourself off and try again. I can assure you that your marketing efforts will not be enhanced by staying at home. If your animals have not brought what you thought they were worth in a previous sale, take a long, hard look at what you offered and the condition
in which they were offered. Maybe the fault did not lie with the sale.

An association is only as strong as its individual members. We all need a place to market our animals and the Lowline breed needs your participation to strengthen, and grow our breed. Buying and selling in association and regional consignment sales is marketing your program in its self. Make good purchases and sell excellent animals.

If you are unsure of what to buy, sell or whether or not to participate in a consignment sale, call our breed representative (Dean Pike) or the manager of the sale. They will be happy to
assist you. Pick the sale or sales that best fit your needs, Remember, a marketing plan and breeding plan is what brings you sales.

P.S. The Bitterness of Poor Quality Is Remembered Long After the Sweetness of Low Price is Forgotten.

Larry Watkins


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How Much Can I Sell my American Aberdeen For???

How much can I sell my American Aberdeen for?

What most people would like to hear is this: “If you paid xxx dollars for your
cow/bull then you should be able to sell offspring for the same price.  In fact,
that is rarely a true statement unless you bought your breeding stock at their
slaughter value and that value has remained the same. We must remember: the
number one thing that drives the market for cattle is demand for the end product,
beef. Somehow, we in the Aberdeen industry have failed to communicate that fact
to new people entering the business. Cattle like other commodities are
considered a renewable resource and if there is not a terminal market on the top
end for the product, there will come a time when no one will want your cows,
because there will be more available than the demand.


I experienced this personally about 20 years ago when I realized that my
wonderful emus, with such truly wonderful healing oil and low fat meat were not
going to be consumed by the American public at the rate that the birds were
being hatched and grown out. We had a glut of emus and no market. What a
disaster! That’s when I decided I was not going to raise anything else that I had to
convince people to eat. I have stuck with that decision and am glad that the world
loves Angus meat. There is no problem convincing the American public that
Aberdeen beef is top quality, tender and marbles well as a grass-fed product. The
problem is convincing Aberdeen breeders that most of their calves should go to
satisfy that market. Somehow, we have convinced ourselves that all of our
heifers and bulls deserve to be breeding stock—-and that is just not true.


American Aberdeen are still in the growing stage of their breed development and so
there is still a demand for female breeding stock. Good breeders always want to
provide heifers and cows that are going to perform well for their clients.
Consequently, a breeder ‚¬ „¢s reputation may be made or broken by how well he/she
services clients. It’s disappointing for both parties when things don’t go as
planned, but sometimes heifers end up going into the beef market.


Bulls are another matter. There will always be a healthy market for quality
herd sires. But, I would say that the biggest mistake most Aberdeen breeders will
make is to think that their weaned bull calf should be a herd sire. It is rare case
that a bull calf can be considered as a potential herd bull until he is at least a year
old. Not everyone has an eye for making that call. So for most of us who have
limited numbers and limited space, we would be better off and our reputation
would be better off if we would just make the decision to steer out our bull
calves. Let someone else who has the eye, time and the room produce the bulls.


But the question still remains, “How much can I sell my American Aberdeen for?  All
other factors being equal, the price should be driven by quality, age and
availability. However, other factors such as body condition, temperament,
training and breeder reputation certainly come in to the picture as well. In
regards to heifers and cows, remember that a cow should give you numerous
offspring over her productive years and she should perform well. Here’s a list of
good performance traits that I got from the Stockman Grassfarmer in the
November 2012 issue: 1) She must not get sick ever. 2) She must lose her winter
coat before  June 1st. 3) She must be 100% docile. 4) When sexually mature, she
must breed. 5) She must stay in good body condition in extreme hot and cold
weather. 6) She must be deep chested, exhibit a large gut, wide butt and good
udder. 7) She must show good parasite resistance. Not everyone’s list is the
same, so people must decide what is most important for their needs. Also,
understand that not every one of your cow’s calves may be good performers so
don’t expect to make your money back on the first heifer she drops. I recently
sold a bred 10 year old mama cow that had produced a healthy calf every year
from the time she was 2 years old. She is still going strong and I fully expect her
to have at least 5 more calves. She more than paid for her stay at my place, but
when I sold her I took into consideration the fact that she was 10 years old and
past the age that most people were looking for. Look at the SABA and American Aberdeen Associaion
classifieds to help you with pricing your animals and ask other breeders who have
similar situations as yours.


My best advice regarding young bulls or steers is to use the commercial
market as your guide. Better still, raise them as grass-fed beef and post flyers in
local stores to sell as grass-fed freezer beef. A friend of mine does this and sells
his grass-fed steers for about $5.00/lb. hanging carcass weight. On a 400 pound
carcass you would get $2000 for your finished steer. I do not recommend that you
take your fullblood bulls or steers to the local sale barn. You will be docked
significantly because the Aberdeen height will not fit in with what commercial
buyers want for feedlots. Some Moderator and Moderator plus calves may sell
for full prices right along with the other animals their age.   Many sale barns post
weekly reports online to guide listing sale prices per hundred weight for different
weights of steers.   If you don’t have access to a scale you can measure the chest
circumference to get a pretty close estimate for the weight and then advertise
these animals on the SABA or American Aberdeen Association website for what they are worth on the
slaughter market.   Recent sales in my area show that 400-500lb. steers were
bringing $1.90 to $2.35 per pound live weight.   This will vary from week to week
and location to location.

Call or email me if you have more questions about what I have presented here.

Bill Cabaniss, President
Southwest Lowline Angus Breeders Association
512-627-5443/  lowlines@pecancreekfarm.com

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Fullblood Semen Demolition

Alta Demolition BIL 214Y (FM21737)

R54 Lowlines
102 Blaschke Road
Comfot, Tx 78013

E mail:  rosspfeifer@hotmail.com

Click here to see Pedigree:

Alta Demolition is the fullblood Canadian 2013 Grand Champion Bull at the Interior Provincial Exhibition, the Reserve Champion Senior Bull at the 2013 Canadian National Lowline Show and the Champion Senior Bull at the recent 2014 Houston Livestock and Rodeo.

Mix this championship bloodline with having the true red gene and you have something that is extremely rare.

Total outcrossed with Awesome Red, Wandoo and Bluey.

Demolition Daughter


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Fullblood Semen Joe Diffie

WDL Joe Diffie 21A (FM21020)

W Diamond Lowlines
Craig, Tanya, Courteney, Zoe Walker
1601 N. Springfield Blvd
Roswell, NM 88201
Email: wdiamondlivestock@gmail.com
Webpage:  www.wdiamondlowlines.com

Click here for pedigree:


WDL Joe Diffie is a bull with show Champions through out his pedigree. He is out of the National Champion Boxcar and his dam Findonna has stamped her claim to success through wins at NWSS and was Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. This low birth weight sire is one to add balance and eye appeal in his offspring without sacrificing power and bone. Joe has several offspring on the ground that we are extremely satisfied with producing both Percentage and Fullblood cattle that can travel.

Joe Diffie Dam

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Percentage Semen Rebar

Duff Rebar 353 (MM25442)

Wade Coffey
4001 W Glencoe Road Stillwater, OK
74075 405-880-6908
Email: coffeyiron@cowboy.net

Click here to see Pedigree


Taking orders for Fall and Spring breeding

Aberdeen Plus/Moderator Plus

Few bulls have as much look, style, and presence as Rebar 353. Sired by Fairwyns Machine, who’s considered one of the greatest herd sires in the Lowline breed.

Rebar comes from one of the leading cow families in the Angus history books. He is a daughter of Dixie Erica 103 who goes back to the matriarch donor dam Dixie Erica 814G. With great sires in the immediate pedigree as OCC Emblazon and N Bar Emulation EXT.

Duff Rebar 353 is a real beef bull with tremendous width, dimension, muscle shape and expression. He is correct in his makeup and near flawless in his design.

Rebar 353 will sire exceptionally low birth weights in addition to exciting phenotype and doability. Backed by two of the greatest cow families in the Angus and Lowline breeds.

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Percentage Semen Nick

Nick 031X (XM14240)


Larry, Kim, Elizabeth Watkins
444 LCR 632
Groesbeck, TX 76642
Email: cattle@flyingjlranch.com

Click here to see Pedigree:

$20/unit 10 straw minimum

Nick 031X is a real beef bull with tremendous width, dimension, muscle shape and expression. He is a proven beef bull that sires exceptionally thick low maintenance progeny.
Nick 031X will sire exceptionally low birth weights in addition to exciting phenotype and doability. He is a leading Red herd sire at Flying J & L Ranch in Texas.

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Percentage Semen Beau Jangles

GMC Beau Jangles Y482 (MM14902)

W Diamond Lowlines

Craig, Tanya, Courteney, Zoe Walker
1601 N. Springfield Blvd
Roswell, NM 88201
Email: wdiamondlivestock@gmail.com

Click here to see pedigree:

Pictured at 20 Months of age           1400 LBS         49 1/2 Hip Height LEA:21.35

%IMF 5.08    BF .40    Tenderness 24    REA/CWT 1.52

GMC Beau Jangles is one of the true beef bulls for any breed. His ultrasound data sets him apart from his contemporaries. He is a bull that can inject muscle into your herd while not sacrificing Quality and Cutability traits. He does this with out sacrificing that show ring look. Beau has sired show winners at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and has had several daughters sell for $5000 plus. His Son’s have been stamped with the same great Loin Eye Area (LEA) while having the same quality in tenderness and %IMF. Beau Jangles is a bull that will help you generate revenue through breeding stock of feedlot operations.

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