Development of the Breed

The Australian Red Dairy Breed was formed in January 1986 and was officially incorporated in October 1987. It was a unanimous decision that they are promoted as "Aussie Reds"

The motivation for establishing a new Australian Dairy cattle breed was for red and white dairy cattle breeders to broaden their genetic base to allow rules and regulation to suit modern day production requirements.

The objective is to breed healthy, wide climate tolerant (including heat), economic dairy cows, which can outperform other dairy breeds by improved productivity, through early maturation and high food coversion ratios.

With careful selection from overseas breeding programs which include herd health monitoring and functional workability traits, including economical food conversion ratios plus reduced genetic defects, a much more profitable cow is being created for the Australian Dairy Industry.

Photo courtesy Sheri Martin, Genetics Australia