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Breeds of Livestock - Mandalong Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Mandalong Cattle

Mandalong

Development of the Mandalong Special began at Mandalong Park, near Sydney, NSW, in the mid 1960s. Five base breeds were used - the Charolais, Chianina, Polled Shorthorn, British White and Brahman. After four generations the breed was stabilized with a content of 58.33 percent European, 25 percent British and 16.67 percent Brahman bloodlines.

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The breed was developed with the objective of producing a hardy animal, small at birth for easy calving but with a high growth rate and the ability to produce a high quality, well muscled carcass, with well distributed fat cover at all stages of growth.

The breed is large, may be polled or horned and varies in color from light cream to dun

Reference:

Handbook of Australian Livestock, Australian Meat & Livestock Corporation,1989, 3rd Edition

Photograph:

Handbook of Australian Livestock, Australian Meat & Livestock Corporation,1989, 3rd Edition

Registries:

Australia: Rapalong Stud

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