Southern Australia is home to breeds of cattle that prefer more temperate climates. Bos Taurus cattle mature quickly and grow muscle bulk rapidly. These breeds originate in Europe and particularly Britain.

Our migration history means these cattle (and in particular the Shorthorn) were the first to arrive in Australia. Arguably the best known Bos Taurus breed is Angus, known in particular for its marbling. The Angus is also identified as a breed that carries remarkable adaptability and quality genetics, which have been used to strengthen other species of cattle through crossbreeding. 

Other Bos Taurus breeds represented in Australia are: 

  • Angus
  • Hereford
  • Wagyu
  • French 
  • Charolais 
  • Tuscan 
  • Chiania