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Africander - bull - Australia

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

The Africander in Australia has 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 escaped — and were later found in 1802 (surviving and increasing).

The commercial Africander breed of today originated from five Africander bulls that were bought from the USA in the 1950’s (which had been developing the Africander for crossbreeding starting 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.

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