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SIMBRA has been declared as a breed in terms of the Act of Livestock Improvement, 1998 and the World Simmentaler Fleckvieh Federation (Simbrah incorporated).  Simbrah will be recognized as Simbra and acknowledged for registration in the Herd Book.

Letter dated 29 January 1999 from the World Simmental Fleckvieh Federation in Switzerland to The Registrar of Animal Improvement, Pretoria: 

“This Federation recognizes the Simmentaler/Simbra Cattle Breeders’ Society of Southern Africa as the sole registration authority or institute for Simmentaler and Simbra in South Africa and Namibia.  The registration method, requirements for registration and performance testing of the Simmentaler/Simbra Cattle Breeders’ Society of Southern Africa are according to World Simmentaler Fleckvieh Federation Standards.”


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