One of Europe’s oldest beef breeds and a population of over 41 million cattle, the Fleckvieh ranks as the second largest breed in the world.
Why? The breed was originally developed in Germany and Austria in the 1830’s, from imported Simmental cattle, and the aim has been to produce a dual purpose cow that combines good muscling, high milk production and fertility, making them a perfect option for a 3-way cross. The Fleckvieh is highly productive on most grass based diets with durable easy keeping cows.
The Fleckvieh breed has been popular with farmers around the World as part of a three way cross breeding programme, together with Holsteins and Norwegian Reds.
Fleckvieh cows maintain good condition throughout lactation and they are noted for the high protein content of their milk. They have low cell counts and have very good fertility – they are easy to get in calf!