Rimex trades improved cattle breeds with a pedigree, from which clients can receive information on the yields of the animals and of their parents.
The Holstein cattle breed is the most widespread due to its high milk yield, which is higher than that of any other cow breed. Holsteins are immediately recognised by their colour, which is mainly black and white (Holstein-Friesian HF), as well as red and white (Red-Holstein). Holsteins are cross-bred with different cattle breeds across the globe. In the 17th century, German immigrants transported animals of the Holstein breed to North America and started to breed them in their new home. From there, the animals returned to Germany in the 19th century, and in 1876 the first book was founded (genealogy of reproduction cattle).
Another breed of domestic cattle is the Fleckvieh breed, which is also known as Simmental or Simmental Fleckvieh. Fleckvieh is a breed of dual-purpose cattle, given that both its milk and meat yields are substantial. One of the characteristics of this cattle breed is that it lives for a long period of time compared to other breeds, which reduces the cost of their replacement. Also, the intervals between births are short and the process is relatively simple and usually without complications. The breed's name derives from the alpine valley of Simmental in the Bernese Highlands of Switzerland. Cattle were bred in the wider region for over 1,400 years, and in 1835 they began to import them in Germany.
The Brown-Swiss breed originates from Switzerland and is one of the oldest breeds. The cattle were imported in the 19th and 20th centuries to North America (USA and Canada). Brown-Swiss cattle are considered the second largest producers of milk and are larger in size than their European equivalents.