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GELBVIEH AT A GLANCE:
Easy Calving
Excellent Fertility
Dark, Hard Hooves
Docile, Good Nature
High Quality Carcass
High Milk Production
Good Acclimatization
High Weaning Weight
High Slaughter Weight
Outstanding Daily Gains
Horned or Polled Genetics
Suitable for Crossbreeding Purposes
Uniform Colour with Total Pigmentation

Welcome to the Online Home of the
Eastern Canadian Gelbvieh Association

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ECGA Fall Classic Sale 2013

  • The ECGA will be hosting a sale in the fall of 2013 - Watch for details and consignment opportunties soon!

News

  • ECGA continues to support 4H in Ontario - watch for details and opportunities from 4H Ontario as well as this website!
  • Rainy River 4H Association Project results - Gelbvieh Influenced 4H project animals 2012 - Congratulations to winners Leroy Rempel and Timothy Rempel. Timothy - pictured with the Banner Award was the Club Grand Champion!


above: Timothy Rempel


above: Leroy Rempel

  • Glynn and Pat Waterton (GSW Gelbvieh) named to Canadian Gelbvieh Association "WALL of FAME" for 2012. Watch for the full story in the Spring edition of the Gelbvieh Guide as well as this website.
  • ECGA announces new opportunity to advertise Gelbvieh Influenced Animals for sale by Private Treaty as a free service on this website - send all requests and pictures if available to Laurie Hurst (secretary) at carrollcreekcattleco@gmail.com

Membership List 2013

  • Members of the ECGA contact detail is being updated and will be available on this site very soon - watch for details!
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ABOUT THE BREED:
Gelbvieh were developed in the three Franconian districts of the Northern Bavaria region of Germany in the early 19th century. The "red-yellow Franconian cattle" were developed from several local strains including the Celtic-German Landrace and Heil-Brown cattle. Thus, with stringent sire testing and planned mating programs, Gelbvieh were moulded into a superior dual purpose animal for beef and milk production.

Gelbvieh were selected for carcass traits: length of loin, leanness, early growth and maturity. In Europe, there were far fewer cattle per farm unit and close contact with farm animals ensured that docility and longevity were also part of this formula. All of this, in a golden brown, totally pigmented animal with dark hooves and genitalia. (Pigmentation is a trait which is now believed to reduce problems associated with soft hooves, sunburned udders and cancer eye.) Gelbvieh animals also adapt to most range or climatic conditions.

In addition, Gelbvieh were required to have outstanding maternal traits: fertility, excellent mothering instincts, good udders and prolific milk production. Gelbvieh females meet these requirements and excel in early puberty, quick re-breeding, high milk production, well-developed, structurally correct udders with pigmented teats, strong legs and feet to give them longevity. They will produce a live calf with minimum calving difficulty, and produce high weaning weights every year.

In 1972, the first Gelbvieh genetics were imported into Canada when the Gelbvieh bull, Flag (CGA No. 1) arrived from Germany.

Gelbvieh are currently the sixth largest beef breed in Canada, registering over 3,500 head of animals annually with more than 300 active members in the Canadian Gelbvieh Association.

Thanks to Canadian Gelbvieh Association for breed info

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2013 Board of Directors

Executive
Mike Klages-President
Jason Hurst-Vice President

DIRECTORS:
Glynn Waterton
Glenn Leibold
3 positions are currently vacant

SECRETARY
Laurie Hurst
email Laurie

 

 

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