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History:

The Gelbvieh (pronounced Gelpfee) breed is one of the oldest German cattle breeds, first found mainly in three Franconian districts of Bavaria. Starting in 1850, systematic breeding work began in stud herds. By pure breeding, the “red yellow Franconian cattle” were developed from several local strains, including Celtic German Landrace and Heli Brown Landrace cattle. These local strains have been further improved with intensive breeding work since 1870.This solid colored breed of red yellow cattle enjoyed great popularity as milk, draft and slaughter cattle.

In the 1960s, Red Danish cattle were introduced to the herd book to improve milk production. Leness Hall, then director of International Marketing for Carnation Genetics, first saw Gelbvieh cattle in 1969. He worked towards importing Gelbvieh semen into the United States and was able to get 43,000 units imported into the States in 1971. Gelbvieh cattle came to Canada in 1972.

Gelbvieh cattle offer a unique production package. Gelbvieh are one of the few breeds combining maternal traits with performance and carcass merit. Gelbvieh calves are widely recognized for excellence in growth, muscling and marketability, while Gelbvieh females are known for milking ability, fertility and quiet temperament.

About the CGA

The Canadian Gelbvieh Association (CGA) is a not for profit association incorporated in 1972 under the Animal Pedigree Act and represents members from across Canada for the purpose of registering and recording the pedigrees of Gelbvieh and Gelbvieh influenced cattle and promoting the breed across Canada. The affairs of the Association are directed by seven board members from across Canada, who are elected by ballot at the Annual General Meeting.

Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Van Schothorst
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 3 pm

5160 Skyline Way NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 6V1

Ph: 403-250-8640
Fax: 403-291-5624
E-Mail: gelbvieh@gelbvieh.ca

Contact the Gelbvieh Guide
Sarah Van Schothorst
gelbvieh@gelbvieh.ca

Directions:
From Deerfoot Trail, go east on McKnight Blvd NE
Turn north (left) onto Aviation Blvd NE
Turn west (left) onto 49th Avenue
Continue on to Skyline Way NE

MEET YOUR BOARD

Eddie Marsman, President
Email
Ph: 403-588-1400

Bev Milne, Vice President
Email
Ph: 780-835-2645

Cody Congdon
Email
Ph: 403-350-5791

Duncan Pearson
Email
Ph: 780-220-5730

Lorna Okell
Email
Ph: 403-501-1019

 
 
 

Cody Girling
Email
Ph: 403-928-1923

Kirk Hurlburt
Email
Ph: 306-222-8210

 
 
 

COMMITTEES

Registry Committee – Eddie Marsman, Bev Milne, Lorna Okell, Cody Congdon, Cody Girling, Kirk Hurlburt, Duncan Pearson, Sarah Van Schothorst

Advertising Committee – Eddie Marsman, Cody Congdon, Lorna Okell, Kirk Hurlburt, Cody Girling, Sarah Van Schothorst

Show & Sale – Eddie Marsman, Bev Milne, Kirk Hurlburt, Duncan Pearson, Cody Girling, Sarah Van Schothorst

Junior Committee – Eddie Marsman, Duncan Pearson, Bev Milne, Cody Girling, Sarah Van Schothorst

Breed Improvement – Eddie Marsman, Lorna Okell, Kirk Hurlburt, Cody Girling, Duncan Pearson, Sarah Van Schothorst

Financial – Eddie Marsman, Bev Milne, Cody Girling, Lorna Okell, Sarah Van Schothorst

Governance – Eddie Marsman, Bev Milne, Cody Girling, Cody Congdon, Sarah Van Schothorst

Nominations – Eddie Marsman, Kirk Hurlburt, Lorna Okell, Cody Congdon, Cody Girling, Bev Milne, Duncan Pearson, Sarah Van Schothorst

PROVINCIAL

Gelbvieh Association of Alberta/BC
Darrell Hickman, President
darrell.ddhickman@gmail.com
780-581-4510

Olivia Koziak, Treasurer
Email: koziaklandandcattle@gmail.com
780-835-0264

Malory Parrish, Secretary & 4-H Awards
Email: gelbviehassocabbc4h@gmail.com
gelbviehassocabbc@gmail.com

Man-Sask Gelbvieh Assoc
Ian Thackeray, President
tgfis@sasktel.net
306-861-7687

Cynthia Wirgau, Secretary
Email: maplegrovegelbvieh@gmail.com
204-886-7588