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.

Read more about the breed and the UK Society in our Breed publication – The Full Montey:
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FRONT COVER 2019     FRONT COVER 2017     FRONT COVER 2012

A Hardy Breed
Large Milk Yield
Growth in France

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Positive promotion of Montys by our members

3rd March 2020

As you'll see on facebook we are delighted to promote the success of two of our members. The Blackcombe herd in Cumbria of the Wilson family have been awarded a Highly Commended spot in the 2020 Cream awards. The Brista herd of Peter and Fiona Bridge were featured in the 2019 The Parlimentary Review, you can read the article here.... monty- cream awards 2020stanwardine 1stanwardine 2stanwardine 3
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