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Braunsdale Dairy, Blumenort, Manitoba – 800 cows milking

Greg and his father Leo operate this farm near the town of Steinbach. The Brauns went to Germany in 2007 and decided to breed their whole herd Fleckvieh. They have found substantial savings on their farm with the introduction of Fleckvieh by being able to reduce the amount of concentrate fed to stock without compromising quality and production. Fertility of the herd has risen over the course of the last years, especially on the animals that are 50% Fleckvieh. Transition of cows has become smoother and milk production has gone up over time. The Brauns like the health traits and durability of Fleckvieh. The cows are housed in a cold barn and do very well in the cold Canadian winters.