Advantages of German Fleckvieh:
dual purpose breed:
60% milk + 40% beef = 100% profitability!
|Facts & Figures:||2011|
|population in total:||~ 3.550.000|
|cows in herdbook:||682.019|
|Ø milk production (kgs/lactation):||7.104|
|Ø fat content (%):||4,09|
|Ø protein content (%):||3,46|
|daily gains of bulls (g/day):||> 1.350|
(% of liveweight):
|bone-meat relation:||1 : 4,61|
|calving interval (days):||392|
|first calving age (months):||29,1|
|Ø somatic cells count:||< 170.000|
25% of all herdbook cattle in Germany
The breed ideally meets the requirements of family farms and cattle breeders earning money in milk and beef production!
The majority of the Fleckvieh population is located in Southern Germany, in the states Bavaria (Bayern) and Baden-Württemberg. Further breeders in Hessen, and more and more farms all over Germany keep the modern dual-purposed breed.
Herdbook breeding is organized in 20 breeder associations which have a tradition of more than 100 years. Continuos, intensive and organized genetic improvement have been essential for contemporary performance of German Fleckvieh.
We organise our selection of cattle through the breed-inspectors from the herdbook organizations which are in daily contact with their breeders. With our network of experts we cover all regions of the Fleckvieh breed. Your animals we choose there, where the offer of cattle meets best your special requirements in quality and price.The traditional German Fleckvieh breeder milks 20 to 50 cows and raises the young stock for remortisation and basic for the future farm success. We recruit the best in-calf heifers for our clients.
German Fleckvieh is successfully proven in all systems of keeping: In big free stall barns as well as in tie stall barns or in the pasture.
Good body condition and high adaptability of German Fleckvieh allows this breed to work in difficult environments as well with hard climatic conditions or with short offer of food.
The German Fleckvieh population is successfull in the different regions with the different food offers. Rations with green grass, grass silage and hay are offered in the mountain regions. In other regions a high percentage of the ration consists of maize-silage with lucerne, sugar palms and grains.
German Fleckvieh heifers are especially noted for their growth vitality whereas the moment of insemination depends on physical development and not on the animal’s age. The ideal first calving age of Fleckvieh heifers is between 24 and 32 months, depending on the intensity of the rearing period.
To the time of first calving, the heifers reach a bodyweight between 600 and 700 kgs. The strong body construction of the German Fleckvieh with it’s well formed and wide rump, eases calving process enormously. The trouble-free calving saves your time, nerves and veterinary expenses!
After the first year of intensive feeding, Fleckvieh heifers are traditionally kept outside in the pasture, 24 hrs a day starting from spring until the late fall . This healthy rearing period is the basis for the future high production combined with health and longevity.
German Fleckvieh heifers can be supplied having horns, or alternatively hornless for a safe handling in free stall barns. A majority of the animals get dehorned within a months time after their birth.
The today’s Fleckvieh cow for dual purpose with 60 % in milk- and 40 % in beef production is the result of a tradition of organized intensive breeding for more than 100 years and over many breeder generations.
Since 1972 the artificial insemination (a.i.) is a fixed part of the breeding and used for more than 95 % of cows under milk recording.
An embryo transfer, for more than 10 years available to all farms, is used by a high number of Fleckvieh breeders in order to multiply the offspring of their best cow families.
Only due to the continuous active breeding work of all involved in joining the use of the latest biotechnical methods and scientific results, allows us today to offer our customers the best Fleckvieh cattle ever!
Bull calves of the German Fleckvieh breed are the most requested cattle for fattening purpose. With daily gains of more than 1.300 g the young bulls are especially noted for their intensive growth and growth capacity. The high feed intake capacity of German Fleckvieh bulls enables an economical raising with one’s own farm food.
German Fleckvieh bulls are well-known for their calm and placid temperament which allows a lot of secure handling.
After years of milk production, the high valuable carcass of Fleckvieh cows still guarantees the 2nd income. From all dairy or dual-purpose breeds, the carcass of Fleckvieh cows reach through their highest weight and outstanding low-fat-muscularity the highest returns.