The assets of the Montbeliarde breed
Today, the Montbeliarde breed is very well-known worldwide for its use for crossbreeding on dairy and local cows. You’ll find here results from studies that have been done in different countries. You can also share your own experience and results on our Facebook page.
Subjected to strong ranges of temperatures, the Montbeliarde breed got adapted to its environment. For several decades, the Montbeliarde has been expanded in other mountain areas in France but also in other regions, including foreign countries with tough climates. This development of the breed is thanks to numerous assets the breed combines between adaptability, production and health.
Here are the 10 main assets of the Montbeliarde breed :
- The Udder
- Mik quantity
- Milk quality
- The Udder Health
- Body capacity
- Strong Feet & Legs
- Calving ease
Check this in our offer and last proof run where the average proof for udders, out of the 27 new genomic sires revealed this year, is scored at 115. This is more than one standard deviation above the breed average.
N°1 in somatic cell scores: thanks to their perfect resistance, Montbeliarde cows produce one of the heathiest milk.
In Jura, the non-return rate is 64% for cows and 73% for heifers.
Interval between calving is reduced by 38 days versus Holstein cows.