Welcome to the British Gelbvieh Cattle Society

Gelbvieh (pronounced Gel-fee) originated in Northern Bavaria, in southern Germany.  It was once a triple purpose breed (milk, meat and draft) and was developed from several local strains of ‘Red-Yellow Franconian’ cattle; Gelbvieh translates from German, literally, as ‘yellow cattle’.

Gelbvieh are a large framed  muscular breed similar to a Simmental, Charolais of Limousin. The breed has always excelled in fertility and maternal traits making it a rich source of genetics for the suckler industry. Recent breeding has produced a more moderate size.

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