cattle_gal":27weq11x said:Das ist Deutschen fur fleckig kuh von Schweiz. Ok being smart. The word is German. Fleck means spotted and vieh means cattle and they are fullbloods originating from Switzerland.
Vicki the Vet":1ri0tbp2 said:In Canada, Fleckvieh are cattle which were originally imported only from Austria or Germany. Swiss cattle are not Flecks. Neither are Pie Rouge, or Montbelliard.
In general, flecks are coarser cattle with lower milk production, increased muscle mass and in my experience, increased calving problems. That is not to say I didn't use flecks in my breeding program, just that they were'nt my favourites. I personally preferred 3/8 fleck in the mix. There was semen imported from Europe a few years back (ie Balist) and I really didn't like his calves we had. There are some excellent fleck herds out there and they would have the other side of the equation which I am not providing. Find your own balance!