Beef Cattle

Beef Cattle — Simmental


Horse and Cattle Barn, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum


Simmentals were first imported to Canada in 1967. They originated in the Simme Valley in Switzerland. Like the Limousin, Charolais, and many other breeds, the Simmental gets its name from its place of origin. “Tal” means “valley” in German.

Ranging in colour from red to white to almost black, Simmentals are large, muscular cattle. The breed is known for its size and for its good temperament. It has also been used as a draft and a dairy breed.

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