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S/M Fleckvieh Cattle is the home of breeder quality Fullblood Fleckvieh Simmental cattle. After decades of selective breeding and rigorous selection, most of our herd is now polled so most of the bulls we sell are now polled Fleckvieh bulls. These moderate, easy-keeping, practical, but also powerful performing beef cattle have worked very well for us and for our customers.

A Forty-Five Year Program
We began breeding Simmental cattle in 1975. In the late 80’s, with the need for more functional cattle, we founded our Fullblood Fleckvieh Simmental program … and have had only “Full Flecks” since then.

Our Breeding Goals

We breed our cattle for economic traits that matter to making a profit. We run them like commercial cattle, under conditions like our customers run their cattle.

  1. By type – moderate framed, big-volume, deep-fleshed cattle that are soggy, long and thick.
  2. Calving ease – both direct and maternal – in a range that works under commercial conditions.
  3. Females – tight udders and small teats, feminine, sound feet and legs, with the depth and barrel to thrive on grass and corn-stalks.
  4. Disposition – docile and easy to handle.
  5. Polled – as one of several important economic traits.
  6. Color – non-diluted dark red with lots of protective pigment.
Fullblood Fleckvieh
We breed Fullblood Fleckvieh Simmental cattle. Their ancestry traces only to Original Fleckvieh in the herdbooks of Germany and Austria where Fleckvieh Simmental were developed (see The Fleckvieh Advantage). This rigorous breeding program provides our customers a bred-in consistency and offers added “pop” from maximum hybrid vigor.

Polled Fleckvieh
Thirty years ago in 1992 we introduced the polled gene from mutation polled Full Fleckvieh cattle. Today, most of our females are polled, many of them now 5-6 generations removed from the original source of their polled genes. But over the years we have always incorporated genetics from the very best proven horned sires as well (see Sires). It takes years to breed this way, but these are better polled Fleckvieh cattle because we do so.

Cow Families
The very best cow families are highly dependable. So we have built our cow families based on elite foundation females that are known for their consistent maternal power. Most of our herd is descended directly on the dam’s side from just a handful of the breed’s greatest matrons: ABR Miss Arnold H9003, ABR Miss Arnold J9018, Dora Lee Franchesca, Anchor “T” Helga 10Y, and EDC Poll Magnum 1B (see Females).Our herd is closed at the top, meaning that we breed for great females, and the best polled females of each generation are never sold but stay in the herd to further improve S/M Fleckvieh Cattle, generation after generation. And we sell a select number of breeder bulls that will produce these kinds of females for our customers.

How are the Cattle Available to You?
S/M Fleckvieh Cattle are sold only by private treaty (see For Sale). We grow our bulls out slowly to ensure that they are sound, and offer them for sale in late February with a catalog posted online and mailed out on request. We pre-price them so you know the cost, and sell them first-come first-serve. Delivery is available after they are semen evaluated in April. Heifers that don’t make our breeder pen are available at weaning. Semen on our herdsires is available as well.


Come Visit. Give a Call!
We would love to talk about your program, and ours, the future of the beef industry, and how we can breed for profit in the years to come.

Sincerely,

Jeff Sorenson

S/M Fleckvieh Cattle
Jeff and Siri Sorenson
48186 257th Street
Garretson, South Dakota 57030
605-359-8728
sorenson@augie.edu