The Droughtmaster thrives in temperate climates and is found throughout Australia.
The Droughtmaster was breed in Australia around the 1900s and is a crossing of Bos taurus and Bos indicus. The Droughtmaster contains approximately 50% of each breed and retains the best characteristics of both breeds. While usually red in colour, Droughtmasters can also be golden honey through to dark red. They are also either polled or horned.
The advantages of the Droughtmaster are:
- Heat tolerances
- Parasite resistance
- High fertility
- Ease of calving
- Quiet temperament