Balancer cattle are 25-75% Gelbvieh with the balance Angus or Red Angus. AGA has requires performance records for registration. Over 70% of the German calf crop is A.I.-sired; therefore, the breed is backed by a strong performance heritage. Balancer bulls are an excellent option for cowmen who would like some benefits of heterosis, but don't want 100% Gelbvieh influence. Only three percent of the registered cows were used to produce potential bulls. The combination adds heterosis to the herd, which helps with a variety of things, including: An increased lifespan for cattle Please mail your original copies with our email form Gelbvieh cattle are widely recognized for maternal strengths such as fertility, quiet temperament and longevity that all provides the basis for profitability. Information on adding new breeds or updating existing information. Crossbreeding is proven to increase efficiencies and profit. These cattle fit well into all aspects of the beef industry including commercial cow/calf operations and on the rail. Balancer is a registered trademark of the AGA for cattle that are Gelbvieh and Angus (black or red) derivatives. Today, there are approximately 45,000 active, registered Gelbvieh cows in the United States and 1,000 active members of the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA). The purpose of this prestigious honor is to recognize someone for his or her lasting contribution to the growth and development of the Gelbvieh breed through the influence of the cattle he/she bred, breed promotion efforts, and/or the leadership provided to the American Gelbvieh Association. Monday-Friday Gelbvieh originated in Bavaria, in southern Germany. The AGA consists primarily of purebred Gelbvieh (at least 88 percent Gelbvieh) and Balancer® cattle. College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, College of Human & Environmental Sciences, Ag Education, Communications & Leadership, Master of International Agriculture Degree Program, Gelbvieh Breed Associations and Registries. The Gelbvieh (pronounced Gelp-fee) breed is one of the oldest German cattle breeds, first found mainly in three Franconian districts of Bavaria. History Gelbvieh (pronounced Gel-fee) originated in the three Franconian districts of Northern Bavaria, in southern Germany. To gain status as an A.I. Project initiated April, 1994 - Initial web site opened February 22, 1995. Mission: The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is a beef cattle breed association dedicated to recording, promoting, and improving Gelbvieh-influenced cattle. The American Gelbvieh Association Hall of Fame is located on a wall in the front of the headquarters building. AGA is the largest Gelbvieh association in the world and ranks fifth in number of registered animals among beef breed associations in the United States. 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CT, American Gelbvieh Association The Gelbvieh is one of the European breeds which was introduced to the United States through artificial insemination programs. 1001 S. 70th Street document.write('animal-science-mail-form'); In that same year, the American Gelbvieh Association was formed. Proponents of the breed claim the breed has superior fertility, calving ease, mothering ability, and growth rate of the calves. Balancer cattle must be minimum 25 percent to maximum 75 percent Gelbvieh. A Brief Look at the Makeup of Balancer® Cattle. This 50% Gelbvieh - 50% Angus cross combines Gelbvieh's growth, muscle and leanness with Angus's calving ease, moderate size and marbling. In 1897, the Breed Society for Yellow Franconia Cattle for Middle and Upper Franconia Cattle in Nurnberg was founded. Starting in 1850, systematic breeding work began in stud herds. NOTE: The form can also be used for Comments, Suggestions, and Corrections.