Simmental

Simmental are one of the most popular European (continental) beef breeds, known for their excellent growth and meat traits.

Simmental have a faster mature pattern than the traditional British breeds such as Angus or Hereford.

Rissington Cattle Company is synonymous with the Simmental breed since its introduction into NZ in the early 1970’s.

Simmental is among the oldest and most widely distributed of all breeds globally with over 40 million cattle. Only a small proportion of any generation is truly genetically superior. The larger the population base, the greater the potential for selection of superior individuals.

The Rissington Cattle Company Simmental herd through nearly 50 years of recording calving ease to growth and carcass plus widespread adoption of AI & embryo transfer of the elite animals has allowed them to produce breeding performance you can rely on. The herd is polled, and made up of both traditional coloured, red and black females. 

All cattle are recorded on Breedplan as well as the Leachman multibreed analysis which contains over one million animals.

Rissington Simmental bulls have performed at the very top of the Beef+Lamb NZ Progeny Test scheme against other bulls from NZ, Australia and the USA. Rissington New Standard AU158 was the standout performer in cohort ranking. No.1 out of 52 sires for 200 day weight, 400 day weight & 600 day weight.

Simmental features:

  • Polled & horned
  • Superior liveweight gain
  • Higher yielding
  • A range of colours
  • Can have diluted coat colour
  • Can be white-faced or be solid-coloured

LIC’s Simmental offering is supplied by Rissington Cattle Company and is available as a no-choice pack or option to nominate one well ranked bull. Their use of an across-breeds evaluation system allows us to have confidence in the calving ease and gestation lengths of their bulls.

Simmental Beef options

No Choice Simmental Beef Pack (white-faced) $10.20 + GST

Your choice of Simmental bull - $16.00 +GST

No Choice Simmental

721342 Rissington 190162

$16.00 +GST

721342 Rissington 190162

719024 Rissington AF182

$16.00 +GST

See the 2021 Beef genetics catalogue for more information.

Buy beef bulls or packs

Contact your LIC rep for more information or to purchase. 

Contact your LIC rep

Buy beef bulls or packs

Contact your LIC rep for more information or to purchase. 

Contact your LIC rep