Red Poll Beef Catle

Australian Red Poll Cattle Breeders Inc.

Victorian Region


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The Red Poll breed has been established in Australia for over 100 years, being a combination of the Norfolk & Suffolk Reds from Britain. The breed was used for dairy purposes initially because of their ability to produce a large quantity of milk with a high butterfat content.

Through careful genetic improvement Red Polls have become recognised as producers of excellent beef both as pure breds and cross-breds.  The breed has had considerable success in recent carcase competitions and is adaptable to a wide range of environments.

Although the breed has gradually increased in Muscle and Scale, the Red Poll still maintains its superiority as a feminine breed, and is an obvious choice where improvement of fertility and milking ability is required, particularly in regard to cross breeding programs on a commercial scale.

On smaller farms their quiet temperament and moderate size makes them easily managed while at the same time producing excellent carcases of marketable size.

Red Poll bulls will produce 95 percent to 100 per cent polls, 80 per cent to 95 per cent reds when crossed with other breeds and will produce a uniform herd of cattle from any mixed lot of cows. The first cross females will produce more milk than their mothers and the pigmentation virtually eliminates eye cancer when crossed with the white faced breeds.


 
 
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Page last updated:  November 27th, 2010