Melody Acres Herd
...is the first Lowline breeder to GeneStar
test our Lowlines in order to be assured of breeding the finest quality meat producing
animals. We will continue to be innovative - always looking for ways to better the breed
and make the final product as enjoyable as the cattle themselves!
...stays on the cutting edge of technology to "meat" our customers' demands for breeding stock capable of producing the highest quality natural grassfed gourmet beef, our goal!
...has been under a SUSTAINABLE Agricultural Program for the last four years. We use all natural products such as Fish Fertilizers, Compost Tea, Sea Solids and Microbials on the pastures and natural mineral mixtures for the animals; no commercial ferilizers, herbicides etc are used. There has been a noticeable improvement in the health of the cattle and a marked difference in the production of the land - especially through really wet and dry periods.
Using Lowline steers, we are committed to producing the healthiest and most nutritious grass-fed beef as well as a truly delightful eating experience for our customers. For more information about this Agricultural program, visit TOFGA - Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association and
HRM Holistic Resource Management. Melody Acres is an active member in these organizations and we put on seminars to teach our friends and neighbours.
Healthy Soils = Healthy Grass = Healthy Animals & People
Another First for Melody Acres
The first purebred heifer in the US has been registered -MA Primera Pedigree -
Fullblood Lowlines are DNA tested to authenticate parentage and originally come from Trangie research station in Australia. They have their own fullblood registry. The registration number reflects this as FM or FF.
Purebred Lowlines are animals bred using a fullblood Lowline to cross with any other breed to produce 1/2 bloods, 3/4 bloods to purebreds. They have their own purebred registry and cannot enter the fullblood registry. The registration number reflects this as XF, XM, PF, PM
To all the wonderful people who have bought Melody Acres animals and services this year
and in the past. We look forward to an exciting future for us all.
(please click bull's name to see pedigree.)
GeneStar rating: ** Tenderness,* Marbling
A Quartermaster son and the kind of bull that will "put the meat on". $30.00 per straw.
Birth Weight=54 lbs
GeneStar Rating: ** Tenderness, * Marbling
A correct, long, very meaty bull, the son of Bosun's Mate. This bull was raised and
developed on grass alone. PT (private treaty) per straw
- MA Brenton's Machismo
Birth Weight=52 lbs
GeneStar Rating: ** Tenderness
Son of Beaumont Matilda S006. Machismo puts beautiful conformation and a little more
refinement on his calves.
Birth Weight=44 lbs
MA Black Diamond
Birth Weight=44 lbs
MR. DUNDEE is masculine, long, thick, wide, and heavily muscled, exemplifying all the qualities necessary in a good sire, including an IMF rating of 5.96 (choice) and actual REA of 7.20 (yes! that's more than seven inches of ribeye!) as a yearling.
~ Breeders' certificates ~
$100.00 fullbloods, $50.00 purebreds, $25.00 halfblood
About Gene Star Ratings
DNA testing done from a few tail hairs can now determine the
quality of an animal's meat. Two stars ** is the top rating for tenderness. One star * is the preferred rating for the
amount of marbling most desired by American consumers. We are pleased to report that both
our bulls tested **
for tenderness and *
for marbling. Our goal is to breed from and continue building our herd with only
those animals which test positive for the preferred ratings.
- Lowlines - An excellent choice for small or large
acreages where profit is a necessity.
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