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So, big bird. What breed did you end up with?

Just came across a video of Mont x SRB x Ho on youtube, and they are surprisingly good. Worth a look. They're in tremendous form.

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Funny how the 'micro dairy' has been on TV in several forms lately.

In our case, going down this path either processed or liquid milk + cream are still part of discussions, but probably not favourite at the moment.
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I had a few (3) montbelliard crosses. Emphasis on had. They were short, fat, round, didn't produce and didn't breed back. My one experiment at crossbreeding was short lived.
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When did you have them, what were the sires and what were they crossed on?

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I've had a few more of these Monty X Holsteins calve in and I'm really starting to warm up to them.

They are definitely a different type of beast but they bring a certain ruggedness that I like to see. They are beefy and round, but they are coming in with nicer udders than some of my Holsteins.

Honestly, I think a great three-way cross would be Holstein-Jersey-Montbeliarde. And I do have several of that combination in the pipeline.

I've been letting some Monty semen collect dust in my tank, but I think it's time I start pulling it out and using it again.

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I've seen some and wouldn't say that they are overly shapey. They share the same white face with the Fleckvieh, but have less muscling, I would have thought. Still, they do have strength, which I agree the holsteins could benefit from. And, I don't know what you do with your bull calves, but HoJos are a very unattractive commodity. I've been coming the the idea myself that a muscled breed could be good on the HoJo - she can calve it, and it puts some value into the bull calf, and the cull value of a heifer. Then, when you breed your montyhojo, you go beef, or Holstein if you really like it.


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Some Monty X Holstein crosses (all first lactation):

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I'm wondering if I'm selling these white-faced ladies short.

Tested today, and all of my Monty-Holsteins were in the top 1/3 for production for first lactation animals.

I'm thinking I might use a large amount of Montbeliarde this fall/winter. I haven't used much Monty in a while. I'll have to get reacquainted with the Montbeliarde bulls.

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Try SIR or REDON from Coopex = sure to improve any holstein
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I've used four units of Redon in the past few days and have a few units left. I used them on two SRB X HOL and two SRB X JER X HOL.

Also have Rapallo and Masolino in the tank.

Milking daughters are from Plumitif (primarily), Osmium, Oran, Oxalin, and Oyama.

Looking at picking up some Urbaniste and Ugostar (and more Redon).

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