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Gerard Brickley judging the Swiss National Simmental Championship

Saturday 20 June 2015

Having previously judged Simmental at the Royal Ulster, The Scottish Simmental National Show, The German National Simmental Show, and in Austria, it was a great pleasure. and a great honour to be invited recently to judge the National Championship in the original home of the Simmental Breed - in Switzerland itself.  The emphasis on Beef Simmental has grown in recent years and the level of muscling has improved significantly, throught he importation of semen, mainly from Ireland, the UK, Denmark and Germany. Beef Simmental can now stand their own ground in Switzerland again.  Breeders study the pedigrees and performance well, and are making great progress in both conformation and Polledness.