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Breeds

Multi Commerce imports the highest quality, pure, first-class Friesian breed calves. Imported calves include both open-bred calves, giving our customers a wide variety of products selected to suit their desired production needs. Multi-trade pure Holstein calves are imported from the USA, Germany and the Netherlands. The specifications of imported calves vary according to the country of origin.

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Holstein

Holstein cattle are most quickly recognized by their distinctive color markings and outstanding milk production. 

Holstein dairy cattle dominate the milk production industry. The reason for their popularity is clear: unexcelled production, greater income over feed costs, unequaled genetic merit, and adaptability to a wide range of environmental conditions. Added up, this means more profit for the dairy producer who milks Holsteins. This point becomes even clearer when you consider that nine of every 10 dairy producers currently milk Holsteins. 

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Fleckvieh / Simmental 

Fleckvieh cows are popular among farmers because they are robust and long-lasting. Easy calving and a long productive life are, besides the high-performance potential for milk and beef, the basis for efficient production. They produce a high amount of milk with a lot of fat and protein. 

Fleckvieh cows are also known for their persistence and production increase. Furthermore, they stand for a good fertility – both maternal and paternal. Due to their low Somatic Cell score they have a leading position in udder health and are also very suitable for robot milking. 

The Fleckvieh is a dual-purpose milking breed which closely related to Simmental beef cattle. Of striking appearance, the cows shade from pale yellow to red with a distinctive white face and white patches. 

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Jersey

The Jersey is relatively small in size - about 400 to 450kgs in weight and have a fine but strong frame. It has little or no calving problems, greater fertility, a shorter calving interval, and earlier maturity.  

Jersey milk has greater nutritional value, plus the highest yield and greater efficiency when processed into cheese and other value-added products. Jersey milk commands a premium price in many markets. 

Dairy Cattle

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Montbeliarde

The Montbéliarde is light red and white in color quite similar to the red and white Holstein. They have a white head with a light muzzle and have lyra-shaped horns. 

In 1990 the Montbéliarde accounted for 11% of the French national cattle herd, ranking third in the list of dairy breeds in France. 

These cattle are renowned for their milk as traditionally the milk is processed into Emmental and Gruyère cheese. 

The Montbeliarde also has undoubted beefing qualities - its rapid growth rate and good conformation mean that its calves and young bulls are highly appreciated; the cull cows to produce good quality carcasses with no excess fat. 

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Brown Swiss/ Braunvieh

Brown Swiss are robust, a prolific breeder, long-lived, strong, adaptable, and very well-balanced in build with good hooves and limbs. 

This breed has a double utility as they are used for dairy and beef purposes providing good milk and meat output. 

Milk producers throughout the world are adding Brown Swiss to their herds daily, because of the good milk, protein, and butter fat production. Their correct feet and legs allow them to stay in the milking herd for more lactations than many other breeds. 

Beef Cattle

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Angus

Angus, breed of black color, polled head, compact and low-set body, fine quality of flesh, and high dressing percentage. 

The Angus is a beef breed of the highest rank, and for years purebred or crossbred Angus steers have held high places of honor at the leading fat-stock shows in Great Britain and the United States. This breed was introduced into the United States in 1873, and after that date its influence spread widely there and in other countries. 

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Charolais

Charolais a French breed of taurine beef cattle. Charolais are raised for meat; they may be crossed with other breeds, including Angus and Hereford cattle. 

The typical Charolais is white in color with a pink muzzle and pale hooves, horned, long bodied, and good milkers with a general coarseness to the animal not being uncommon. There are now Charolais cattle being bred black and red in color. 

Charolais are medium to large framed beef cattle with a very deep and broad body. They have a short, broad head and heavily muscled loins and haunches. With excellent meat conformation, especially of the valuable parts and relative late maturity they are well suited to fattening for high finished weight. They are well suited to all-purpose cross breeding. 

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Brahman

The Brahman breed (also known as Brahma) is an American breed of beef cattle. Brahmans are characterized by a hump above the shoulders and a pronounced dewlap. The coat is short and can be light to dark grey, various shades of red, or black. The breed is medium in size with a tendency to later maturity, so carcass of young animals tends to be lean. 

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Limousin

This ancient breed developed in central France in the province of Limousin and was used for draught and beef production under pastoral conditions. Selected for superior meat qualities they were left to fend for themselves even in winter, when most cattle in European countries were housed. 

The Limousin is a rich gold color, with lighter circles around the eyes and muzzle, and shading to a lighter color on the legs. The skin is free of pigmentation. The head is small and short with a broad forehead, and the neck is short. 

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Hereford

Hereford, popular breed of beef cattle, the modern Hereford is colored dark red to red-yellow, with a white face, crest, dewlap, and underline. Herefords with white flanks and white markings below the knees and hocks are also common. Most animals have short thick horns that typically curve down at the sides of the head. 

 Herefords are generally docile and fast-growing cattle with good beef quality. 

These cattle are known for their vigor and foraging ability and for their longevity, many females live and produce calves beyond the age of 15 years. Bulls are capable of remaining profitable at stud to the age of 12 or more.