- Maintain Moderate Mature Stature
- Improved Reproduction
- Improved Body Condition
- Improved Feet and Legs
- Improved Mastitis Resistance
- Improved Productive Life
- Increased Pounds of Fat and Protein
- Increased Value of dairy beef calves
- A Large Genetic Base
Crossing with the Montbeliarde will bring higher protein levels, fertility and shorter calving intervals, udder quality, longevity and hardiness (with high feed efficiency).
According to research done in California, using Montbeliarde sires on Holstein cows created extra body condition, which may explain the outstanding performance for fertility compared with pure Holstein cows.
Native of Jura plateau from the eastern part of France, the Montbeliarde breed belongs to the European branch of Pie Rouge breeds. Subjected to an adverse and changing climate, the Montbeliarde breed has become hardy and strong so these cattle can adapt well to any environment. Montbeliarde cows offer the perfect balance between function and health with longevity.