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

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The latest from the Midlands Group…

18th May 2017

The Midlands group met again on the 20th April, Stuart Cadamy reports...
A warm early Summer evening, an even warmer welcome from the Brookes family combined with a great herd of Monty's to view made for a very special farm walk.
Will Brookes opened the evening by giving a background outline. He informed us that it was really his Father who purchased the first Montbeliarde crossbreds which they liked and this eventually was the catalyst for change.
With more purchases of both pure and crossbreds, numbers have increased dramatically.
Will's son Matthew explained the day to day running of this family farm and then the 50+ people went to inspect the milking herd, in calf heifers and younger heifers.
The evening concluded with some of the best farm house baking in the county thanks to Will's wife, Mel, ably assisted by daughters Gemma and Holly.
The evening was closed by society chairman Pete Wood presenting Mel with a large arrangement of flowers and our sincere thanks to all the Brookes family at Nothill.
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