The Austrian Beef Cattle Association is the umbrella organisation of beef breeders all over Austria. It was founded in 1995. The board consists of delegates appointed by the regional breeding organisations.
There is a large diversity of beef breeds in Austria. Currently a herdbook is kept for 23 breeds.
The national beef cattle show is taking place every three years.
Annually beef cattle are showed at various regional events.
The beef performance testing is carried out as a field test.
It consists of weight at birth, 200 days and 365 days. Other traits are calving ease and intercalving period.
Breeding values based on the beef perfermance tests have been published.