Gelbvieh Bulls

Gelbvieh History and Development


The Gelbvieh (pronounced Gelp-fee) breed is one of the oldest German cattle breeds, first found mainly in three Franconian districts of Bavaria. Starting in 1850, systematic breeding work began in stud herds. Through purebreeding, the “red-yellow Franconian cattle” were developed from several local strains, including Celtic-German Landrace and Heil-Brown Landrace cattle. These local strains have been further improved with intensive breeding work since 1870. This solid-colored breed of red-yellow cattle enjoyed great popularity as draft and slaughter cattle.

Several societies for improved breeding of the cattle were founded. The societies aimed at improvement through standardizing the indigenous breed by selecting the best bulls, purebreeding for a single color and improvement of performance in work fitness and milk production. In 1897, the Breed Society for Yellow Franconia Cattle for Middle and Upper Franconia Cattle for Middle and Upper Franconia in Nurnberg was founded. It was followed by the Breed Society for Gelbvieh in Lower Franconia, based in Wurzburg and founded in 1899.

Since World War II, Germany used a stringent selection program to repopulate its cattle herds. Only three percent of the registered cows were used to produce potential bulls. These cows were selected on structural soundness and conformation.

Bulls from these select cows were performance-tested, and the top half was progeny-tested. The progeny evaluation included gestation length, birth weight, calving ease, growth rate, slaughter weight, carcass quality conformation, udder soundness and fertility and milk production in daughters. Semen was released only from bulls that proved their superiority in progeny testing.

In the 1960’s, Red Danish cattle were included in the herd book to improve milk production. Leness Hall, the director of International Marketing for Carnation Genetics, first saw Gelbvieh cattle in 1969. He worked towards importing Gelbvieh semen to the U.S., and finally was able to bring 43,000 units to America in 1971. In that same year, the American Gelbvieh Association was formed.

Today, there are approximately 45,000 active, registered Gelbvieh cows in the United States and 1,400 active members of the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA). AGA is the largest Gelbvieh association in the world and ranks seventh in number of registered animals among beef breed associations in the United States. Most registered U.S. Gelbvieh are classified as purebreds (at least 88 percent Gelbvieh) and were bred up by mating fullbloods and purebred Gelbvieh bulls to foundation cows.

Gelbvieh calves are widely recognized for excellence in growth, muscling and marketability, while Gelbvieh females are known for milking ability, fertility and quiet temperament.


SOLD all Spring 2024 Gelbvieh          ...only semen available at this time.

G1056 $6,500 "Gibson"                                          Straws available $25/straw                                   Ask about bulk discounts available on straws.

  • Birth Date: 3/14/19
  • Birth Weight: 88lbs.
  • Weaning Weight: 705lbs.
  • Sire: A287X "Tank" AMGV1275811
  • Dam:X1056 AMGV1147897
  • Registration # AMGV1487893


                             A287X "Tank" sire is Pop A Top                                  -Semen available  $25/straw    

  • Birth Date: 07/22/2013
  • Birth Weight: 72 lbs.   
  • 99.585% Gelbvieh
  • Weaning Weight: 873 lbs.
  • Regisrtation # AMGV1275811
  • Sire:POP A TOP 197T83 AMGV1065129
  • Dam:MISS SUNRISE 008X AMGV1136769

SOLD -F1051 $3,500

  • Birth Date: 02-17-18
  • Birth Weight: 80lbs.
  • Weaning Weight:  590lbs.
  • Sire: #AMGV1114020 KHRO8W
  • Dam: # AMGV1156476

SOLD! F1452 $3,500

  • Birth Date: 03-14-18
  • Birth Weight:  84lbs
  • Weaning Weight: 546 lbs.
  • Sire: A27R #AMGV1275525
  • Dam: # AMGV1287670

SOLD! F1353 $2,800 

  • Birth Date: 08-30-18
  • Birth Weight: 88 lbs.
  • Weaning Weight:498  lbs.
  • Sire: A27R #AMGV1275525
  • Dam: # AMGV1275523
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SOLD! F1653 $3,000 "Frank"

  • Birth Date: 03/01/18
  • Birth Weight:  94lbs.
  • Weaning Weight:  534lbs.
  • Sire: #AMGV1388729
  • Dam: # AMGV1388377

SOLD! G1055 $3,000 "Grand KHR"


  • Birth Date: 2/23/2019
  • Birth Weight: 90lbs.
  • Weaning Weight: 755lbs.
  • Sire: KHR08W AMGV1114020
  • Dam:X1055 AMGV1156470
  • Registration # AMGV1487891

SOLD! G1358 $5,000 "Granger"

  • Birth Date: 08/15/2019
  • Birth Weight: 90lbs.
  • Weaning Weight: 702lbs.
  • Sire: D1051 AMGV
  • Dam: A1358 AMGV1275813
  • Registration # AMGV

F1658 $3,000 "Forest Blue"

  • Birth Date: 08/31/18
  • Birth Weight: 86 lbs.
  • Weaning Weight: 502 lbs.
  • Sire: #AMGV1388728
  • Dam: # AMGV1388736

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SOLD! E1459 $4,000 "Easton"

  • Birth Date: 03/26/2017
  • Birth Weight: 84 lbs.
  • Weaning Weight: 625 lbs.
  • Sire: B287Z
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