There is a wide range of breeds in Austrian beef cattle pedigree herds. More than 50 % of the herdbook cows are of one of the conservation breeds. For each of those breeds one of the regional breeding organisation is keeping the herdbook for the national population.
Due to new regulations Fleischrinder Austria is the official breeding organisation for other beef breeds. The regional breeding organisations who are members of Fleischrinder Austria are in charge of the support of the breeders (scoring of bulls and cows, herdbook keeping). As an addition breeding commitees for these breeds have been founded.