The Montbeliarde young bulls regularly reach an ADG of 1.200g/day. They can leave at 20 months old weighing more than 450kg in carcass weight.
On average and with a similar slaughter age (Montbeliarde : 623 days, Prim’Holstein : 622 days), the Montbeliarde young bull has a 29kg higher carcass weight (Montbeliarde : 384kg – Prim’Holstein : 355kg), a superior confirmation (O+ for O-). This all represents an added value of about 200 euros per animal, with a carcass yield between 56% and 58%.
Young cattle: carcass weight
Sources : Normabev – IDELE – Rencontres Recherches Ruminants, 2013