Crossbreeding Beef Breeds
Fleckvieh x Brahman
Crossings between Fleckvieh and Brahman have the ability to adapt excellently to hot climates, for example in the southern parts of Africa and Middle- and South America.
Crossbreeding devides into two breeding directions:
- Some breeders like the advantages of the F1 generation and are specialised in the production of F1 animals.
- Simbrah is the name of a separate breed that was developed by crossing Simmental and Brahman. Simbrah cattle have 5/8 Simmental and 3/8 Brahman-blood. This "synthetic breed" excellently adapts to tropic climates.
Simbrah cow with calf
Crossings between Fleckvieh and Brahman bring about the following advantages:
- Heat tolerance
- Natural tick resistance
- More milk
- Excellent maternal traits
- High daily gains
- Excellent beef quality
- Docile animals