The Simmental is among the oldest and most widely distributed of all breeds in the world, but a relative newcomer to the United States. This red and white breed originated in Switzerland's Simme Valley. Apparently the first Simmental arrived in the United States before 1900, perhaps as early as 1887. The breed died out, however, and was re-introduced with semen imported from France in 1967. The breed also is known as "Fleckvieh" in Germany, "PieRouge", "Montbeliard", and "Abondance" in France; and "Peseta Rosa" in Italy. Registry is with the American Simmental Association.

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  • Simmental — [zim′ən täl΄] n. [after Simme Valley, Switzerland, where orig. bred] any of a breed of beef and dairy cattle with a white face and a reddish body with white markings …   English World dictionary

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  • Simmental — There is also a kind of cattle called Simmental .Simmental is an alpine valley in the Bernese Oberland. It expands from Lenk to Boltigen, in a more or less South North direction (Obersimmental), and from there to the valley exit at Wimmis near… …   Wikipedia

  • Simmental — also Simmenthal noun Etymology: Simmental, valley of the Simme River in Switzerland Date: 1906 any of a breed of large usually buff or dull red and white cattle of Swiss origin that are used widely throughout the world for meat and milk …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Simmental — /zim euhn tahl /, n. one of a large breed of cattle, yellowish brown to red and white, originally of Switzerland, used for milk and beef and as a draft animal. Also, Simmenthal, Simmenthaler /zim euhn tah leuhr/. [1905 10; after Simmental, the… …   Universalium

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  • Simmental — Sim•men•tal or Sim•men•thal [[t]ˈzɪm ənˌtɑl[/t]] also Sim•men•tha•ler [[t] ˌtɑ lər[/t]] n. ahb. one of a large breed of cattle, yellowish brown to red and white, orig. of Switzerland, used for milk and beef • Etymology: 1905–10; after Simmental,… …   From formal English to slang

  • Simmental — /ˈsɪməntal/ (say simuhntahl) noun one of a breed of cattle of Swiss origin, pale yellow to dark red in colour, excellent for milk or meat production. {from Simmental, valley of the Simme river in central Switzerland} …   Australian English dictionary