Murnau Werdenfels cattle

26-08-2013 Panoramica Jais 2 cows Murnau Werdenfelser ©.jpg


Name Herd book number Sire Dam's sire born. Special feature
Name Herd book number Sire Dam's sire born. Special feature
ADLER 10/402277 Rank Roexar 2018 A1A2
ALPSPITZ 10/402276 Rank Roexar 2018 A2A2
BERGFEX 10/402080 Berket Xaver 2013
BERGWIND 10/402275 Berg Bergfex 2018 A2A2
BERKET 23 245 Bergaz Rakete
IDEFIX 10/402105 Isatis Roexar 2007
NEBEL 10/402280 Notar Roexes 2018 A2A2
NOTAR 10/402110 Notaire Roexar 2007 Easy calvings
ROEDER 10/403866 Roemi BERGFEX 2015
ROEGAZ 10/402002 Roemer Bergaz Easy calvings
ROEXAR 10/402010 ROEXES VENUSTAR 1995 Easy calvings
ROMANUM 10/402284 Roexar Rakete 2018 A1A2
XAMER 10/402025 Xaver Roemer 1997
XAVERL 10/402175 Xaver Roexar 2011 Sexed semen available
XENON 10/402150 Xaver Berket 2010
XYLON 10/402270 Xaverl Rakete 2017 A1A2
ZAUBER 10/403869 Zeppelin Xalim 2015 Alternate Bloodline / Outcross

Breed characteristics

The Murnau Werdenfels breed is an old landrace breed from the hilly and marshy regions in Upper Bavaria.


Murnau Werdenfels cattle have light to dark yellow, to red-brown and even dark coat with light eel back. The animals’ muzzle is dark with light side. The eyes are also dark with light side.

Polled status:

The animals have horns. The horns are white-yellow and the black horn tips are characterized by clearly above average robustness.


The medium-sized animals have very solid hooves and are especially suitable to be kept in humid regions due to high joint robustness. Thanks to very good agility they can walk very well on steep pastures.

Production traits:

Murnau Werdenfels cattle are very frugal animals. They are very vital, have very high adaptability to rough climate and are especially characterized by longevity and high fertility.

Milk production is at ca. 4,000 kg/year with 3.6 % fat and 3.3 % protein. A feature of this breed is the unique composition of milk proteins. Murnau Werdenfels cattle have the highest frequency of the beta lactoglobulin D. Unique is also the frequency of beta lactoglobulin W, named after Werdenfels.

The young bulls‘ fattening yield is remarkable as well. They can have daily weight gains of up to 1.3 kg. The meat of Murnau Werdenfels also shows special marbling.




Sacral bone height, cm

ca. 138 - 145

ca. 128 - 130

Weight, kg

ca. 850 - 950

ca. 500 - 600