Hugo Pedersen, Vingegard Simmental, Denmark has passed away on June 26th, 2017.

Hugo was one of the pioneers in Danish breeding of Beef Simmental. He was also one of the first in Europe to see the possibilies in polled Simmentals.

People from many countries found their way to Vingegaard, and quite a few of them brought genetics back home, whether it was livestock, embryos or semen, so the breeding jop mady by Hugo Pedersen has influenced on livestock in most of Europe.

Hugo was well known and highly respected in Denmark as well as internationally and he will be missed.

We will all remember him as a dedicated breeder, a good colleague and a true gentlemen.

May he rest in peace!

Henning Hansen

Dansk Simmental



Invitation to the meeting of the Simmental Beef working group / 

Einladung zur Sitzung der Arbeitsgruppe Simmental-Fleckvieh Fleisch


As decided in Berlin last January our next meeting will take place in May 11th and 12th 2017 in Brno, CZ on the exhibition NATUR EXPO BRNO.



Thursday 11. 5. 2017

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Czech National Beef Championship (judge: Thomas Eydner, DE)

(complete schedule for all beef championships is available there: )


Friday 12. 5. 2017

9.30 – 1:00 p.m. Official meeting of beef simmental working group, room no. P5

(in the same hall as will be the cattle show)

In the afternoon: farm visits (detail according to the interest of participants)


Agenda for the working group meeting:

(open part for everybody)

Dr. Thomas Schmidt, Germany:

“Interbeef, an important tool for the future. Current status and the first across borders results for Simmental.”


Dr. Georg Röhrmoser, ASR manager, Munich:

“Genomic Selection in dual purpose population – can some be exploited for Beef

Simmental population?”


Agenda for the delegates meeting

(A smaller forum with max. 3 delegates per country)

‐ Offer from Donagh Berry, Berlin last January. Shall we proceed, an how?

‐ Next event: Youth camp 2018 in Germany / Czech Republic. Termin, Ort und Inhalt?

‐ Future breed profile, ideas and discussion / Dr. Georg Röhrmoser

‐ Miscellaneous




I hope to meet a lot of breeder colleagues for some pleasant hours, and that we will all find inspiration for the continued improvement of our breed.


Henning Hansen

Chairman of the WG Simmental-Fleckvieh Beef


Einladung an alle Mitglieder und Interessenten der Arbeitsgruppe Fleckvieh-Fleisch!

Invitation to all members and interested persons of the working group Beef Simmental!






The National Show will be held in Herning, Denmark (40 year anniversary Dansk Simmental) July 2nd to 4th, 2015. A meeting of the European WG Beef Simmental will be involved. Attached please find the invitations in English and German. 

All breeders and interessents are invited very warmly!



Beautiful Beef Cattle and smart equipment

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