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Two distinct breeds of cattle feature in Australian Outback Spectacular.
There are the ‘Longhorn’ cattle which were introduced to Australia in 1886. These magnificent beasts were one of the first breeds to be integrated into Australian herds and are famous for their longhorns and variety of colour.
The ‘Longhorn’ cattle insignia is an icon of R.M.Williams, the presenting partner of Australian Outback Spectacular.
Alongside the ‘Longhorns’ are the ‘Santa Gertrudis’, another breed of cattle chosen to enthral audiences of Australian Outback Spectacular.
This breed was introduced to Australia in 1952 and is well known for their resistance to ticks and heat, as well as their rich red-brown colouring.
The Santa Gertrudis cattle have been bred by and supplied to the Australian Outback Spectacular by the Australian Agricultural Company. Established in 1824, AACo is the largest beef company in Australasia, owning and operating 26 properties across the Northern Territory and Queensland, covering over 20 million acres and running over 530,000 head of cattle.
Throughout the Australian Outback Spectacular, you will be wowed by herds of these awesome beasts bursting into the arena and being driven by stockmen and women in a whip cracking extravaganza.