Difference between revisions of "Montbéliarde"

From Cow
 
Line 1: Line 1:
[[File:Montbéliarde.jpg|thumb]]
+
[[File:Montbéliarde.jpg|thumb|<ref>[http://www.thecattlesite.com/breeds/dairy/27/montbliarde/overview Thecattlesite.com]</ref>]]
  
The Montbéliarde [[breeds|breed]] originated in the Haute SaÔne-Doubs region of France, they descend from the Bernoise cattle that were brought by the Mennonites in the 18th Century to France. The breed was originally called the Alsatian breed until around the mid 1800's when it changed to Montbéliarde. These cattle are renowned for their milk as traditionally the milk is processed into Emmental and Gruyère cheese.
+
The Montbéliarde [[breeds|breed]] originated in the Haute SaÔne-Doubs region of France. The breed was originally called the Alsatian breed until around the mid 1800's when it changed to Montbéliarde. These cattle are renowned for their milk as traditionally the milk is processed into Emmental and Gruyère cheese.
  
The Montbéliarde is light red and white in colour quite similar to the red and white Holstein. They have a white head with a light muzzle and have lyra-shaped horns. Monbéliarde cows stand 135-140 cm at the withers and average 685 kg, while bulls stand 148 cm, weighing 1,100-1,200 kg. The breed is renowned for tough feet and strong udders.
+
==References==
 
+
<References/>
The milk yield of 287,734 cows in 1993 averaged 5,693 kg at 3.83% fat and 3.36% protein in 286 days. By 1991 the herdbook cows averaged 6,521 kg milk per lactation. Three month old veal calves and 14-15 month bulls are slaughtered at 130-180 and 470-570 kg.
 

Latest revision as of 23:33, 12 March 2013

The Montbéliarde breed originated in the Haute SaÔne-Doubs region of France. The breed was originally called the Alsatian breed until around the mid 1800's when it changed to Montbéliarde. These cattle are renowned for their milk as traditionally the milk is processed into Emmental and Gruyère cheese.

References