The Jura region is the home of the Montbeliarde breed and has the most densely populated area of the breed. EvaJura is at the forefront of the largest independent breeding statin for the breed in France, now genomic testing 1200 young bulls annually. The team of technicians and qualified classifieds have vast knowledge of the breed. Potential bull dams are selected and put forward to a panel of 5 breeders for inspection. Those who pass the criteria are plan mated and flushed to produce a potential male to test for a future sire. This is not just a computer process of stacking numbers. It is a thorough selection process looking at a balance of type and production.
Jura-Betail, a farmers-owned cooperative, supplies bovine genetic from the Montbeliarde breed in France and worldwide.
Established in 1948, the cooperative initiates in 1952 the progeny test selection within the Montbeliarde breed. Jura-Betail, who runs since a genetic improvement program and distribute 45 new bulls a year, has highly influenced the Montbeliarde breed evolution.
Jura-Betail, a well-known farm cooperative consists of:
More than 1,300 breeders who entrust the coop to follow their heifers and cpws' insemination and to develop the selection program of the breed and the sales of livestock.
A board of directors who consist of 21 breeders.
A turnover of more than 8 million Euros.
300,000 straws are sold every year on all five continents.
80,000 AI done by the 20 AI technicians each year.
5 Sire analysts.
Jura-Betail, Our selection scheme:
800 male calves genotyped
125 young sires bought
45 sires marketed: 30 genomic sires + 15 progeny tested sires coming from the sample range
Genomic selection, but with the dam information:
The genomic system developed in France is one of the most reliable worldwide. And beside the important steps done in 2015, reliablity still stands around 70%.
To complete that information and make a more profitable research, Jura-Betail takes into account all information available on the dam of each sire. Thus, a technical commission (breeders and technicians) visit each dam within her herd before approving and confirming the selection of each bull that will enter the AI station.
Jural-Betail, Our commitments:
- Diversity, Among 45 new bulls created every year, you have choice between different profiles, adjusted to any of your selection goals and management. Our offer is spread by ranges: Healthy, Protein, Milk&Meat, Grazing, Crossbreeding, Milk Robot.
- Genetic variability Always aware of your priorities, finding outcross bulls is one of our top objectives. Indeed, Jura-Betail works to crate new pedigrees like APPOLO JB, BOISSIA JB, FAUBERT JB, TILLEUL JB. High qualitylevels very easy to use!
- Reliability, Jura-Betail chose to carry on the sampling to spread and index bulls in a fairest way so we can maintain our quality level.
- Fertility, Jura-Betail guarantees 8 million live sperm count per straw after thawing: a real advantageand security for your herd's fertility.
Focus on MIZUNO JB
Dairy power and Type
Born in the GAEC de la Prairie, MIZUNO JB is ciming from a deep pedigree family: Harpon JB/ Appolo JB/ Micmac/ Joblandin/ Gardian/ Bois le vin/ Rombus/ Obao/ Dragueur/ Royal/ Rustique, which is 11 generations of AI bulls.
MIZUNO JB has a very high milk potential (+1,018 kg), neutral functional traits and very good Type: 111 in Body Capacity, 103 in Rump, 108 in Feet & Legs and 110 in Udder.
A high dairy family:
From his sire's side, we combine type, milk and originality.
From his dam's side, PR1155 is an Appolo JB daughter, and she has produced in her first lactation 9,141 kg of milk in 305 days with 41 Fat and 34.6 Protein. Her 2nd Lactation has been 12,332 kg of milk in 305 days with 34.7 Fat and 32.3 Protein. Which gives 2 lactations at 28,600 kg of milk.
PR1155 is the full-sister of the sire Hotmail JB (+744 kg if milk). In this family, PR0630, who's MIZUNO JB's great dam and a daughter of Micmac, has been ranked amoung cows with more than 100,000 kg of milk. Her 1st lactation was 12,045 kg of milk in 305 days and she's still in production today and being in her 7th lactation achieving 113,928 kg of milk today.
Using MIZUNO JB will improve the dairy production and maintain a very good type level.
With 89 in Calving ease, MIZUNO JB can be used on heifers. He is available in female sexed semen. And its inbreeding rate is low which makes him easy to be used.
Follow the link to see the top genotype females by Jura sires.
Utile (above) wins again at Paris show 2009, daughter of Roilion JB, she was an outstanding winner for the second time. Roilion is an excellent cross with Holsteins, Swedish red and Montbeliarde. He breeds stylish daughters with excellent udders.
Formakin Genetics supply high quality semen from Jura-Betail guaranteeing over 8 million live sperm after thawing which improves the success rate i.e. better conception rate for first service.
In the Jura region in France on Montbeliarde cows there are the results of each sire (number of straws used per pregnancy.
Onze JB 1.31 Robot JB 1.41 Santon 1.59
Oviedo JB 1.46 Riblon 1.5 Socrate 1.49
Ojoli JB 1.55 Roilion 1.37 SOS 1.5
These figures are the proof of high quality semen.
In Denmark Jurgen Havelund has a herd of 140 Montbeliarde cows wth average milk of 9500 litres.
Last year Jurgen used 1.3 straws of semen per pregnancy. Impressive by any standard.