Lowline Junior National Show in Brookings June 18-22

Farm Forum

Brookings – The 2013 American Lowline Junior Association will hold it National Show at the Animal Science Arena in Brookings June 18-22. The event expects to host 60 exhibitors and their families from across the U.S. Exhibitors will participate in various contests throughout the week with their show and awards banquet being held on Saturday, June 22.

In conjunction with the National Junior show the American Lowline Registry is hosting a symposium on utilizing Lowline genetics for efficient beef production. The event will start at 9 a.m., June 21, in the Animal Science arena with a session on live animal selection of Lowline cattle followed by the livestock judging contest which is open to all those attending. A Lowline beef lunch will be served at noon. The afternoon program will start at 1 p.m. and run until 5 p.m. with the following speakers addressing topics on Lowline genetics and grass fed beef production.

Also on June 21 several key cattle related topics will be discussed. Dr. Kris Ringwall with the NDSU Extension Service will address what size cow is right for the beef business. Rick Llyod, Lowline producer from Chamberlain will discuss using ultrasound to make selection decisions. Justin Freuchte, Millborn Seeds in Brookings will discuss cover crops and Peter Bauman from the SDSU Extension Service will discuss grazing strategies for grass fed beef production. Participants will also have the opportunity to evaluate carcasses from grass fed and grain fed Lowline cattle.

Additional information on the event can be found at or contact Dean Pike 303-810-7605.

Friday, June 21

9-10 a.m. – Live Animal Evaluation, Dr. Kelly Bruns and Josh Cribbs

10-11:30 a.m. – Lowline Judging Contest, open to all

12-1 p.m. – Lowline Beef Lunch

1-2 p.m. – Lowline carcass evaluation, SDSU Meat Laboratory

2-3 p.m. – “What is right for the beef Business?” Dr. Kris Ringwall, NDSU Extension Service

3-3:30 p.m. – Utilizing ultrasound in selection, Rick Lloyd, Dakota Lowlines

3:30-4 p.m. – Using cover crops in grazing, Justin Freuchte, Millborn Seeds

4-5 p.m. – Grazing practices for grass fed beef, Peter Bauman, SDSU Extension Service