Lowline cattle are a breed of small, polled beef cattle, developed by breeders in Australia from black Aberdeen Angus cattle. Lowlines may appear to be, but are not, dwarfs. The cattle were specifically selected for these genetic traits. Lowlines are roughly 100 cm (three and a half feet) tall & weigh up to 600 kilograms (1300 lbs). They are black in color & naturally polled. They are claimed to be very docile. They are noted for their easy calving ability, with calves weighing 55 lbs.
Developed in Australia, like the mini-Hereford, the Lowline Angus was also created by “breeding down” or selecting the smallest stock from the established Angus breed. On average, Lowline Angus cows weigh 650-950 pounds and are 36-42 inches in height, while bulls weigh 950-1350 pounds and are 39-46 inches in height. They are black, docile, and naturally polled, while calving easily. Their carcases have higher dressing percentage, marbled meat, and are well suited to beef production on grass.