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.
Follow the link to see the top genotype females by Jura sires.
On a recent visit to Jura Region of France Progeny from a number of sires were inspected in cold wet weather, unusual
in July. The most interesting viewed were, -Danube, Dremel, Cardiff, Devil, Casimir, Dax, and Everest.
DanubeJB - Salan x Mistouflon son, correct daughters outstanding on feet and legs (128) excellent udders (118) and good all round with +644 milk and fat +0.7
DremelJB - Redon x Masolino is interesting, with 90 daughters and +1226 milk with +1.1 fat but milking speed very low at 79.
CardiffJB Oran x Natif daughters looking as good as previously, good all rounders,good well attached udders,good feet and legs strong bodies and temperament score of 123.
Casimir - Ralban x Nikos another all round good group, good udders and feet and legs and no weaknesess in his proof, frames not just as robust as Cardiff daughters so hence easier calving. Milk +964 and fat + 1.00 high production and + fat
DaxJB - Redon x Micmac the daughters have looked good for the last 18 months,very correct and stylish but his temperament score of 77 renders him unsaleable in the u.k.
At the recent Juraparc show held in Lons-le-Saunier there was probably the best show of Monbeliarde cows at any regional show in France. Excellent progeny groups consisting of daughters of Valfin, Vigor, Urzano, Appolo, Crumble, Disney, Diablo, Cardiff and Everest. An excellent group of Valfin daughters with outstanding udders, Vigor daughters are big and strong with more bone than Valfins and a Vigor daughter was judged best udder in the progeny groups.The Disney daughters were much better than his linear predicts, being correct overall with fault free udders. Excellent Cardiff daughters big and strong and impeccable udders. Everest daughters looked good with very good correct udders but sharper than his proof predicts. Perhaps they were not so long calved and in full milk and will fill out in the course of time. The final lineup was an impressive sight with 30+ cows, all with super udders and must be one of the most impressive line ups of Montbeliarde cows seen in France this year. We visited high yielding herds, one on silage and the others on hay, with one particular farm feeding 19Kgs of hay and 5Kgs of concentrate and averaging over 8000kgs milk.
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.