Among the older and most widely distributed breeds of cattle in the world, and recorded since the Middle Ages, the Simmental breed has contributed to the creation of several other famous European breeds. Reports indicate Simmental cattle arrived in the United States before the turn of the 20th century. The Simmental has historically been used for dairy and beef, and as draught animals. They are particularly renowed for the rapid growth of their young.
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