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What follows is a very small part of the performance data gathered over the years by Braunvieh International in our breeding program.

1969 First Bull (ARON) arrives in Canada

In 1969, the first Original Braunvieh bull arrived in Canada.   You can read more about him here.  We used him as a foundation bull.  Here are the results from that time:

Average Birth weight 205 day weight

Weight per day of age

Males and females Females Males Females Males
88 lbs / 40 kg 684 lb / 310 kg 729 lb / 331 kg 3.33 lb / 1.51 kg 3.55 lb / 1.61 kg

Mature weight of Aron

2485 lb / 1130 kg

Mature height of Aron

162 cm / 63.8 in

Table 1. Aron and Progeny results
Information from: Semen sale promotional of SBL.

1997 Feedlot Test of 39 Braunvieh Bulls

In 1997 a number of Braunvieh breeders sent some of their best Braunvieh bulls to a feed test to get carcass information.  These values were calculated based on ultra sound measurements.  The computer model used for pmaking these projections is based on ultrasound measurements done on thousands of slaughtered animals in Canada.  Here are the actual results:

The important columns are the CAR wt which is the projected carcass weight and PAY wt which is the projected live weight at time of slaughter.  You can calculate the yield as follows (Yield % = CAR wt / PAY wt *100).  The other important columns are the ones marked A, AA, AAA and P_CAB.  These are the projected probability that the animal would grade in that grade.  For example on the first animal (Tag id 47) there is a 50.7% probability that it would grade AA and a 48.5% probability that it would grade AAA and a 1.0% probability that it would grade CAB.  CAB stands for Canadian Angus Beef and is the absolute highest grade attainable.  A grade of A is still considered very good and gets the normal price, higher grades get a premium price if the yield is above 57%.  All values are in pounds.  The averages have been calculated for you below the image.

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Information from:Cattleland official test results

Averages of all 39 bulls Carcass Weight 750.4 lb / 341.1 kg
Live (Pay) Weight 1196.0 lb / 543.6 kg
Yield % 62.7%

1997 Feedlot Test of 36 Braunvieh cross Steers

In 1997 a number of Braunvieh breeders sent some of their Braunvieh cross steers to a feed test to get carcass information.  Here are the actual results:  The solumns are the same as the previous picture.  The averages have been calculated for you.

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Information from:Cattleland official test results

Averages of all 36 steers Carcass Weight 760.0 lb / 345.5 kg
Live (Pay) Weight 1209.4 lb / 549.5 kg
Yield % 62.8%

1997 Feedlot Test of 36 Braunvieh cross Steers

For the past 5 years we have been using our own bull, Ricco in our breeding program.  Here are the results of some of his male offspring.  You can look here to see how we calculate our performance data in this sheet.  The line labelled Cattleland Braiunvieh Bull Test average is the average of the 194 bulls on test between 1994 and 1996, some of this date is listed in the pictures above.

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Information from: Braunvieh International performance records.

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