We are Brian Andersen, Kerstin Seifert, our four children - and of course our beloved simmental cattle.
Our farm has been a full-time agricultural holding for five generations. Over the years, the farm has been home to horses, pigs, cows and sheep.
Our family business began in 2005. As the sixth generation, we took over the farm and made the transition from full-time to part-time farming.
Between 2005 and 2008, we continued to operate the farm with Holstein dairy heifers and bull calves for fattening and sale.
We purchased heifers and bull calves from a dairy cattle producer and, in 2008, this producer began crossing holstein with simmental.
Between 2008 and 2009, we purchased cross bull calves for fattening and 15 cross heifers. These 15 cross heifers opened our eyes for the simmental breed, and made us want to start up a purebred simmental cattle.
The beginning of Fedal Simmental was set.