Australia has been the breeding ground for high quality Beef Shorthorn and Australian Shorthorn cattle since the early 1800s.
The Beef Shorthorn Society of Australia is the official repository for recording of Beef and Australian Shorthorn stud breeding in this country. Copies of the herd books are available in our merchandising section of this website.
The history of recording shorthorn stud breeding throws back to the Port Phillip Farmers Society in Victoria, formed in 1848. It was the forerunner of the National Agricultural Society of Victoria and subsequently the Royal Agricultural Society Victoria.
Contact the Society Federal Secretary or any of the Society accredited stud breeders for more information.