Gelbvieh Genetics

Davis Rairdan has Gelbvieh embryos for sale from some of the best Gelbvieh breeders in America. Gelbvieh are a continental breed and a beef-producing specialist.

Gelbvieh (pronounced Gelp-fee) cattle where developed in the Bavarian region of Germany in the early 19th century. Semen from Gelbvieh bulls was first imported in the US in 1971, and the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) was organized that same year.

The AGA has maintained the strong performance heritage of the German Gelbvieh breeders with a policy of mandatory performance records. This has produced a database of well over one million performance records that result in an annual Sire Summary, Cow Recognition Program, EPDs for all registered Gelbvieh and a powerful source of documented information for cattlemen raising Gelbvieh on both the commercial and Purebred level.

Why Gelbvieh?

Gelbvieh calves are widely recognized for excellence (explosive) in growth, feedlot efficiency, muscling and marketability, while Gelbvieh females are known for superior milking ability, high fertility, and quiet temperment. According to the USDA Meat Animal Research Center's (MARC) Germ plasm evaluation, Gelbvieh is the only widely used breed that excels in calving ease, milk yield, retail yield, weaning growth, and yearling growth combined. Gelbvieh produce more pounds of weaned calf per cow exposed than any other widely used breed.

Gelbvieh offers the same genetic benefits in a variety of phenotypic packages. Commercial producers can select from red Gelbvieh or black, and from either polled or horned Gelbvieh genetics. That's one more reason Gelbvieh fit so well as the crossbreeding component on British or Brahman-based cows.