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Africander -bull- Australia

(most common name in English)
(transboundary/brand name)

The Africander of Australia had two beginnings. The initial group is said to have originated from Afrikaner-type cattle that were brought in around 1788 by settlers on the Cape of Good Hope and then escaped — and were later found in 1802 (surviving and increasing).

The commercial Africander breed originated from five Africander bulls that were bought in the 1950s from the USA (where development of the Africander for crossbreeding started in 1931). It was at the Belmont research station of the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) in Rockhampton (Queensland) that a purebred Australian Africander population was first established.

As of 2024, the Africander of Australia is listed as extinct.

This page was last updated on: 2024-03-06

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