Welcome to Montbeliarde UK

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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Cogent’s Montbeliarde sires now available in SexedULTRA 4M

18th September 2018

Cogent Breeding have included two new bulls in their Montbeliarde line-up that are available in revolutionary sexed semen product SexedULTRA 4M. SexedULTRA 4M is a product designed to double the amount of female sperm cells in an average sexed semen straw, giving a product that rivals conventional semen on conception rates with many UK farmers achieving this. Compared to some competitor technology which uses a laser to kills male cells, leaving the dead cells in the straw, Cogent’s technology sorts the cells of the desired gender into separate containers. The gender accuracy of the calving’s has been consistently above 90% due to the innovative sorting technology ensuring successful separation of cells. A tool employed by Cogent, the sexed semen calculator, estimates the difference in profit when switching to a sexed semen strategy. In many cases the cost benefit to using this strategy adds a worth of up to 1ppl in calf revenue with 70% beef calves born in the herd, an increase from 50% in a conventional semen strategy. With a genetic gain in the female replacements, an additional £11.60 per lactation per year can be achieved. Using an appropriate strategy and management SexedULTRA 4M is not only a profitable choice but also eliminates ethical and management concerns for the farmer. View the bull proofs here: https://www.cogentuk.com/dairy/montbelliarde/947 https://www.cogentuk.com/dairy/montbelliarde/948   Merckx jb for web Malox jbfor web
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