From horned to polled Simmentals

simmental avlsmål hornAt the founding of Sneumgaard Pedigree Simmental all animals were horned. Today almost all animals are polled, a part even homozygous polled. Polled trait is preferable to horned ditto, due to animal welfare and economy. But horned heifers are sometimes included in the herd – if the quality is the best of a year! Horned bulls are also still from time to time used to introduce new blood lines – or to achieve and maintain other parts of the breeding goal.