Austria is known for its dual purpose Fleckvieh, which is commonly used in the dairy production. When suckler cow farming started, Fleckvieh cows where the most often used dams in crossbred-herds. Breeding cattle and semen have been exported to various countries, where Austrian Fleckvieh was used as a foundation for the beef Simmental herds.
In Austria the first purebreed Beef Simmental herds were established in the early 90ies. The foundation was primarily Austrian dual purpose Fleckvieh. At this time bulls, heifers and semen from Germany (mainly Bavaria) were imported. Later on cattle from Denmark were bought as well. Currently semen from various other countries (Denmark, UK, Ireland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Canada) is used to further improve the breed.
Most of the Beef Fleckvieh-Simmental cattle are polled. The dual purpose and beef Fleckvieh is considered equal. Therefore dual purpose males and also females are still used in the beef population to secure some traits (especially milk yield).
National Champion male 2016: Brando pp (Brand AT x Hokus AT) dob: 10.04.2014 Family Petritsch, St. Salvator, KR Foto: Stephan Hauser
National Champion female 2016: GUNNA pp (United DK x Haxzeus DE, Z: Pirker-Koiner) dob: 13.05.2011,bullcalf KW DINO Pp (V: Dagobert AT) Family Kreil, Weng im Innkreis, FIH Foto: Stephan Hauser
Reserve National Champion female 2016: MIA FVF Pp (Gigant DE x Raudi AT) dob: 26.05.2010, cowcalf MELLY (S: Campari DK), dob: 13.11.2015 , Family Weishaupt, Preitenegg, KR, Foto: Stephan Hauser
National Champion female 2010: KROATIA P (S: POKER DE) A: LFS Althofen, 9330 Treibach-Althofen, KRZV (© Stephan Hauser)
Reserve National Champion female 2010: EMSE P (S: HOLD DE), A: Wachholbinger Johannes, 4076 St. Marienkirchen, FIH (Foto: Stephan Hauser)
National Champion male 2010: GS RAMBOLD P (V: ROCKY DK), A: Genostar Rinderbesamung, 3250 Wieselburg, NOE (Foto: Stephan Hauser)
Reserve National Champion male 2016: KW Heinrich PP* (Heinrich AT x GS Rambold AT) dob: 23.12.2014 von Familie Kreil, Weng im Innkreis, FIH
Reserve National Champion male 2010: SIGI pp (S: SUPERY DK) A: Bittermann Martin, 3860 Heidenreichstein, NOE (Foto: Stephan Hauser)