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Canadian Gelbvieh - cow - Canada

Canadian Gelbvieh
(local/other name)

(most common name):
Gelbvieh
(transboundary/brand name):
• Gelbvieh

The Canadian Gelbvieh originated from the triple-purpose Gelbvieh breed in Germany. Starting in 1972, they were imported from Germany to Canada and are today bred mainly for beef.

The Canadian Gelbvieh has adapted to all the different areas of climate where beef is raised in Canada. The females are very fertile and mature early; the males are able to breed at 10 months.

The Canadian Gelbvieh also has a very fast growth-rate and their carcasses vary between 60-65 % of live weight upon reaching slaughter weight. Compared to some other breeds, their feedlot feeding period is short and they finish quickly.


You can also go to:

My Daily Cow® Canada and read about other Canadian cattle breeds.

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