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.
Why should you consider the breed?
AGM and Open Day 201716th August 2017
Just a little reminder that the next event on the Monty calendar is the AGM on Tuesday 5th and the Open Day on Wednesday 6th September in Derbyshire. The meeting of the AGM itself will be held at The Boars Head Hotel in Sudbury, Derbyshire, DE6 5GX (www.boars-head-hotel.co.uk) at 7pm on the 5th September and as in previous years will finish with a three course meal and great company. We will also present the results of the 2016 Montbeliarde UK Herds Competition- which has been for pedigree registered animals - all on automatic entry. The cost of the meal is £21.95 per head, whilst the venue does not require a pre-order for the meal this year, we must have confirmed numbers for the meal by no later than Saturday 26th August. Wednesday 6th September will involve a farm visit to Phillip and Kate Smith of Smiths Farming Ltd, Lower Castle Hayes Farm, Needwood, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9PH for our Annual Open Day. This is a 300 cow unit, which calves mainly in June and July and is on 2nd and 3rd cross with the Montbeliarde. There will be a few presentations and competitions during the day and lunch provided as well. Anyone requiring further details or to book your place for the AGM/Open Day please contact the Secretary: 01609 748385 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org