This Victorian cross-bred cow was recently auctioned for a record $ 40,000 at the third annual Simmental National Sales and Exhibition in 2019 in Dubbo, Australia.
This Simmental is a beef breed originating from western Switzerland. This breed has for many years been raised for milk, meat or for traction. The average weight of bulls is about 1100 kg and cows are about 700 kg.
Simmental was introduced to Australia in 1972 and is adapted to a variety of Australian environments and production systems. The Australian Simmental has the same characteristics as the more muscular, muscular Simmental that will produce higher beef sales and reach market-weight sooner, reducing annual material pressure. .
11 of the 17 Simmental cows in this year's Dubbo exhibition were auctioned on an average of $ 12,090 while 8 out of 14 sires were sold for an average of $ 8,000 to $ 4,875.
Thirteen of the 24 Red Angus bulls (also called Australian cows or tiger cows, because the cow is shaped like a baby tiger, is a beef breed of Scottish origin, this is a breed created again). On the basis of the Angus (the common domestic cattle breed in the US for meat, which is less expensive, less disease-free, has great economic benefits for the breeder), it ranks first. on average from $ 10,000 to $ 5,615 while no females are auctioned, but the latter two are sold for $ 3,000 and $ 2,000.