At the organizational level, the Danish breeding work with the Simmental breed is led by the association “Dansk Simmental”.
The association was founded in 1975, shortly after some of the first Simmental animals had arrived in Denmark. After this, an official breeding work with registrations, selections, animal shows, individual tests, etc. started quickly.
Dansk Simmental has since experienced a rapid development in close interaction with its members, Ålestrup Breeding Station (which is now closed), the Joint Committee for Danish Beef Cattle and a host of international contacts and connections.
Dansk Simmental is chaired by a board of 5 people, all of whom are elected at the annual general meeting for a period of two years at a time.
The general meeting is held every year no later than October in shifts in the various parts of the country (North Jutland, Central Jutland, South Jutland, Funen and Eastern Denmark).
The Board of Directors constitutes itself immediately after the general meeting. In order to safeguard the interests of the association and thus the race, the general meeting and the board of directors set up a number of working committees.
The board, which is responsible for the ongoing work regarding. breeding measures with i.a. the selection of new insemination bulls and import bulls which are offered to the association’s members.
The association is represented in the Joint Committee for Danish Beef Cattle. The Animal Show Committee works especially with the summer animal shows and the Beef Cattle Show in connection with Agromek. A board member handles the international contact. In addition, ad hoc committees are set up as the need arises. Thus, an Anniversary Committee presided over the association’s 25th anniversary in 2000, and an Anniversary Committee was set up to oversee the association’s 50th anniversary in 2025.
“Simmentaleren” – the association’s member magazine – is published 4 times a year.
Local associations: The association has five independent associations that work locally in the above-mentioned 5 regions (local associations).