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The Fleckvieh breed originate from Germany.

Starting in 1830 original Simmentaler cattle from Switzerland were imported to the Bavarian Kingdom and to former Austria to improve the local dual purpose breeds. At these times the Simmental cattle were famous for their milk production and drought capacity, but were late maturing with little depth and coarse bones.

This systematic improvement of the production traits led to a modern, high productive dual purpose breed.