An analysis of conformation and type scores given to bulls by breed association Inspectors showed that:
- The most important factors affecting conformation was body condition (degree of fatness) and age.
- There were large differences between the Inspectors. That is, the score given was highly dependant on who was doing the judging.
When selecting their cattle the majority of Australian Beef producers still rely heavily on visually evaluating cattle on their appearance and conformation i.e. the standard set in the Show Ring.
Breeders of Belmonts have concentrated on objective selection for productive traits.
The success of Belmonts in objectively measured carcase trials has demonstrated that they produce high yielding carcases and high quality beef. This proves that they have an excellent beef conformation.