Did you know the Gelbvieh is the oldest German breed of cattle! The Gelbvieh is a breed of cattle largely used for beef production in the United States and other parts of the world. It was originally used in Germany as a beef and milk production cow. The Gelbvieh was first introduced to the United States in 1971 and once it was the breeders made the breed a beef only producer. They are starting to become more popular due to their good carcass yield. Gelbvieh cattle have a very high skin pigmentation making them tolerant to extreme sunlight. They are also very tick and parasite resistant. Gelbvieh cattle are naturally good mothers and normally very docile. The American Gelbvieh Association is becoming larger in pure bred numbers and only a small percentage of Gelbvieh in the United States are registered as a majority pure bred.