Model Cow Description
Model Cow Description, 2015:
An ARDB cow should exhibit a calm nature coupled with a strong motivation to forage and ruminate, with inbuilt resilience.
Her outward appearance should avoid extremes, combining vigour and robustness with a strong will to milk, flawless reproductive performance, and strong resistance to all diseases.
She must move freely throughout her daily routine and efficiently convert forage into high quality milk.
These characteristics should also be evident in young calves, enabling them to attain target growth rates and correct bodyweight at first calving.
What is the objective of the Australian Red Dairy Breed?
“To breed healthy, productive, feed efficient, genetically diverse, highly fertile dairy cows that are capable of producing and surviving under a wide range of production systems and environments.”
Below are two examples of Aussie Red Cows that demonstrate our Model Cow Description.