The production of beef cattle in Australia is a major and well-established industry in Australian agriculture. Beef cattle are produced on farms and stations across all Australian states and territories and breeds of cattle range as a result of different growing conditions across the many regions.
There are more than 100 different beef cattle breeds in Australia, which are divided into two main groups – Bos Taurus and Bos Indicus. Bos Taurus are temperate cattle breeds derived from Europe and British and include Angus, Hereford, Poll Hereford, Shorthorn, Galloway, Murray Grey, Devon, Charolais, Limousin.
Bos Indicus breeds are better suited to harshest environments and include Brahman, Droughtmaster, Santa Gertrudis and composite taurus breeds, Brangus and Braford’s.
AgriFutures noted that Australia, as the world’s third largest export of beef, is considered one of the world’s most efficient producers of beef cattle.
Continuing to grow the success of our beef industry rests on adopting improvements on farm, genetic advancements and and selection pressures, and ensuring we have the highest standards of animal management, welfare and biosecurity throughout our industry. This beef cattle toolkit brings together a wealth of information on beef cattle production from across Australia in the world to help guide continuing learning and knowledge adoption in beef cattle enterprises.
This cattle hub is particularity useful to those new to cattle farming. However, the toolkit also hosts a range of recent research and trial information and best practice resources to inspire the most seasoned of producers.
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