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October 15, 2014

A real speciality from the East 4th National Uckermärker Show features prime examples of this breed of beef cattle on 23 and 24 January in Hall 25

Berlin, 15 October 2014 – After a four-year break Germany’s youngest breed of beef cattle is being featured again in its 4th National Show. In Hall 25, the Livestock Hall at the International Green Week Berlin 2015 (16-25 Jan.), attention will be focused on Uckermärker cattle. On 23 and 24 January they will be demonstrating their capabilities to a large audience in a presentation that is certain to further enhance their popularity.

Uckermärker cattle are a genuine “speciality” of eastern Germany. Originating in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, they can still be found in the greatest numbers in these two federal states and continue to be very a very popular breed. One welcome development in recent years has been the establishment of breeding herds in the states of Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, Lower Saxony and Hesse, boosting the annual expansion of the breeding population to more than 4,000 in 2013. This indigenous and productive breed is becoming increasingly popular in other countries too, and breeding stock is now being exported to Poland and Uzbekistan.

Uckermärker cattle are one of the large-framed, intensive beef breeds, characterised by the excellent musculature of their meat-bearing parts. The correctly shaped legs and firm back indicate good suitability for grazing and the ability to thrive on marshland. A high level of milk production ensures that the calves grow fast and vigorously, and cows from this breed make excellent sucklers. Uckermärker cattle also demonstrate their productivity through their good growth potential and fine quality carcasses. Their colouring varies from that of the breeds from which they originated, the Fleckvieh and Charolais, with the aim being to produce cream-coloured cattle. Genetically polled specimens have been part of the regular breeding programme for many years and efforts are being made to ensure that they continue to manifest themselves in the population.

For additional information:

RBB RinderproduktionBerlin-Brandenburg GmbH, Cornelia Buchholz, tel.: 033207533075, buchholz@rinderzucht-bb.de