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A Profitable breed of cattle.

The Montbeliarde Breed – A Profitable Future. The Montbeliarde is a red and white breed of cattle that originated in the east of France in the 19th century, and was officially recognized as a breed in 1889, 115 years ago.

The east of France is a mountainous area with a very continental climate (hot summers and cold winters) , which made it necessary to select for a very hardy type of cow, not only able to produce plenty of milk but also to withstand the difficult conditions.

Today, the Montbeliarde breed is the second largest dairy breed in France as well as in Ireland, in both numbers of animals and in total milk production. It is the only breed that is currently growing in France thanks to its many economical advantages, in fact the breed has seen an increase of 37% in the last 20 years.

A Hardy Breed
Large Milk Yield
Growth in France

Why should you consider the breed?


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Montbeliarde UK backs the BVD free Campaign

18th July 2016

The BVDFree England scheme was launched on the 1st July 2016. Montbeliarde UK as a Society has agreed to support the national scheme and would encourage all our members to read the attached factsheets and enrol in the scheme that is focussed on eliminating BVD. If anyone has any further questions please don't hesitate to contact us. BVD-Free-England-large-SUPPORTER Farmer step by step guide to BVDFree BVDFree farmer flyer BVDFree BVD Factsheet BVDFree registration form
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