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    FGAF Granger 060G FGAF Granger 060G, purchased from Ferme Gagnon, Cheneville, Quebec. A smooth polled son of Sibelle Dirty Harry, born at 88 pounds from a super thick and soggy first-calf heifer that goes back to the female-maker Rogar. He weaned at 785 (2/27) and yearling 1361 (3/14). Look for his first calves in 2021. Semen available in May 2020.

S/M Fleckvieh Cattle is the home of breeder quality Fullblood Fleckvieh Simmental cattle. These moderate, easy-keeping, practical, but also powerful performing beef cattle have worked very well for us and for our customers. After decades of selective breeding and rigorous selection, most of our herd is now polled so the majority of the Fleckvieh bulls we sell are polled as well.
A Forty-Five Year Program
We began breeding Simmental cattle in 1975. In the late 1980’s, with the need (in all breeds) for more functional cattle, we founded our Fullblood Fleckvieh Simmental program … and have had nothing but “Full Flecks” since then.

Our Breeding Goals

We breed our cattle for the economic traits that matter. We run them like commercial cattle, under conditions like our customers run their cattle.

  1. 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 South Dakota grass and corn-stalks.
  4. Disposition – completely docile and easy to handle.
  5. Polled – as an important economic trait.
  6. Color – non-diluted dark red with lots of protective pigment.
Fullblood Fleckvieh
We breed Fullblood Fleckvieh cattle. Their ancestry traces 100% 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 greater hybrid vigor.

Polled Fleckvieh
In 1992 we introduced the polled gene from mutation polled Full Fleckvieh cattle. Today, most of our females are polled, many of them now many generations removed from the original source of their polled genes. To build the quality of our polled cattle, we incorporate genetics from the very best proven horned sires ( see Sires). It’s expensive to breed this way. It takes years. But these are top end polled Fleckvieh cattle because we do so.

Cow Families
The very best cow families are highly dependable. So we built our cow families based on foundation females that are known for the consistent maternal power they pass down. Our entire herd is descended from just nine of the breed’s greatest matrons (see Females). Our herd is closed at the top, meaning that we breed for productive females, and each year the best heifers roll back into our herd to further improve S/M Fleckvieh Cattle, generation after generation. Then we sell their sons, a select group of Fleckvieh 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 Fleckvieh bulls out slowly to ensure that they are sound, and offer them for sale the 1st of February with a catalog posted here on our website and mailed out on request. They are pre-priced so that you know the cost, and they sell 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 (and are usually spoken for early). 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 our 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