|About 'Cross Creek
for History of the Lowline
Step 3 -- CC April, fullblood Lowline
Angus cow, Hank X Gracie
|In the real world, quality grade leads the market
as a basis for premiums.
English translation--choice or prime grade
means more cash in your pocket.
Angus cattle have long been proven to
lead the beef industry in quality, grade
and a great taste experience.
We believe that carcass is
THE most important priority and MARBLING
is key in the finished beef product.
Lowline Angus, and Lowline Composites,
have a place in the real world, providing the
added benefit of lowering production costs
as well as dependable carcass traits
such as, enhancing quality grade, tenderness,
healthfulness, and great taste.
In other words, more cash in your pocket!
At ‘Cross Creek Farms we produce
stacked, quality Lowline Angus genetics
for you to generate more pounds per acre.
Customer satisfaction is imperative.
We earnestly strive to improve the next
generation of every cow family so they will work
for you. In our 25 plus years of operation, we
have endured the rise and fall of many trends in
the cattle business. The currents have made
our niche clear.
We seek to illustrate that natural production
methods trump the feedlot on all levels. The
cattle are humanely treated at all times. Superior
soil and forage management are proven
essential for high choice and prime beef, with
taste and tenderness, high in CLA for optimal
nutritional benefits. All flesh is grass!
Each time our program touches someone in a
positive way, we promote the integrity of our
breed. Ours is a labor of love. Our wealth will
ultimately be measured by the contributions we
make, the friendships we enjoy, and the
enrichment and serenity we receive from nature.
|Step 1 -- The perfect Angus cow
by Sitz Traveler 9929
At 'Cross Creek Farms,
our grassfed beef journey began in 1999,
when told by a cardiologist,
"You can eat all the beef you want, if it is grass-fed."
We were very reluctant to believe this statement.
We thought about what he said, and we researched it.
Before then, our program was like most, which included
feeding lots of corn and other grains, and treating the
cattle for lots of associated problems.
From the beginning, we had been indoctrinated.
We had huge calves at birth, scours, lamenitis, acidosis,
retained placenta, copper deficiency,
and more--you name it, we had it!
We had never made the connection!
Then in 2002, we purchased our first Lowlines and began
the change. We certainly have had no regrets!
Since we added Lowlines and converted to grass
and producing high quality forage
--the old problems have been virtually eliminated!
We then focused on feeding the soil only to find
better soil begets better grass and better cattle!
It's only logical that would transfer to the beef!
|The few things that work fantastically well
identified, cultivated, nurtured, and
— Richard Koch: Author, management consultant
Kirtley Family Farms
River City Farms
J & K Lowlines
K Bar W Ranch
after her first calf ~
|Step 4 -- JR, from the business end,
Fullblood Lowline bull by Transam
|Step 2 -- Fullblood Lowline bull,
Hank, " the Tank," by Midshipman,
'Cross Creek foundaion Lowline herd sire
|Step 2 -- The Perfect Lowline Angus cow,
Gracie by Admiral II ,
'Cross Creek foundation female
CC Aprils Grace
by April and JR
A picture is worth a thousand words --
see the photos in these two left columns...
Step 3 -- Typical Hank sired halfblood
Lowline X Angus cow
Perfect Lowline Angus cow, Cleo, with her
April 2011 Fullblood Calf by Kryptonite
Just days old!