Lincoln Red cattle have been imported into Australia from the United Kingdom since the early 1900s. The Australian Society was
formed in 1971 at which time there were a limited number of purebred Lincoln Red cattle
of both sexes in Australia. This nucleus has been expanded by natural mating, artificial
insemination using overseas sires and the introduction of a grading-up program.
Lincoln Reds are an efficient, early maturing breed. They offer minimum care, are
easy calvers and are not prone to sunburn or eye cancer.
The breed is a deep red color, may be horned or polled and is reasonably large-framed
with a rapid growth rate.
Handbook of Australian Livestock, Australian Meat & Livestock Corporation,1989, 3rd