The Fleckvieh milk is characterized by above-average fat and protein content. This is also the reason why Austria is at the forefront of raw milk quality in Europe. Equally so, the succulent Fleckvieh steaks are tasty and comparable to meat from other breeds.
The economic advantages of the dual purpose are also reflected in the management of scarce resources: High-quality feed is used for both purposes at once and methane emissions are drastically reduced. Therefore, it is not surprising that Austria is also ahead of the European market in terms of reducing the negative climate effects associated with cattle farming!
Fertility among milk breeds has been decreasing for years due to intensive breeding. That is not the case with the Fleckvieh! This multi-facetted breed has excellent resilience as well as the ability to adapt to new situations - even under extreme conditions.
As a robust breed, the Fleckvieh scores with an extremely high resistance to mastitis. This is not only great for the animals themselves: the milk also has a significantly low somatic cell count. Hence, breeders incur far less costs for antibiotics and treatment. This has been proven through a strict Austrian health monitoring.