Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Simmental

Contributor(s): CABI, Vetstream Ltd, Virginia Sherwin

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Introduction

Biological Data

Normal

Weight

  • Female:
    • Birth: 32-36kg.
    • Mature: 500-815kg.
  • Male:
    • Birth: 35-45kg.
    • Mature: 900-1280kg.

Height

  • Female (mature): 135-150cm.
  • Male (mature): 149-160cm.

Colors and distuingishing features

  • The basic colors of the Original Simmental are light to dark yellow and red to dark red, with white spots or patches in any pattern over the body; the muzzle is cream to pink.
  • The American Simmental are predominately black or red.
  • Simmental cattle can be polled or have horns; the horns can be up turned with a heavy dewlap.

Breed History and Information

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Societies

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