A.L.H. Genetics also delivers embryos and livestock from other breeds:Dairy Breeds
The Jersey is small sized, weighs about 360 to 540 kg, however, the breed is big economy-wise. Thanks to their light structure, they need less maintenance feed and are strong grazers. In addition they are very prolific and calve out extremely easily, which makes them very suitable for cross-breeding. But more than anything the Jersey is a superb fat producer. Contents of 6% fat and 4% protein are the rule rather than the exception. They supply the unique kind of milk that is being used in many a local produce.
The Brown Swiss is, after the HF, the most productive dairy breed in the world. With an average of 9,000 kg of milk, 4% fat and 3.5% protein, the milk of this breed is pre-eminently suited for the production of cheese. In addition, the Brown Swiss is known for its robust size, big hairy ears, friendly disposition, extremely strong legs and a longer gestation period. It is by far the best breed to keep in sober conditions, for example when feed quality is low.
The Belgian Blue breed is unique due to its extreme muscling. A high meat percentage as well as their high-priced meat provide the Blue & Whites with a high market value. The animals have a very quiet temperament, reach high growth figures, and the sucklers – often giving birth by means of a cesarean – have good mothering qualities. Belgian Blues not only show a blue hair colour, but can also be recognized by their white & black coat.
The size, length and elegance of the Blonde d’Aquitaine do appeal to many a beef cattle lover. They have a quiet temperament, good fertility and can reach a high age. With their enormous bodies (suckler dams can weigh up to 1000 kg) they also supply many kilos of high quality meat. The Blonde is still quite a young breed that is gaining popularity all over the world.
Its enormous growth ability is the trademark of the Charolais. The weight that can be obtained by the cows and bulls truly fires one’s imagination. The creamy-white animals with their curly hair don’t require much attention and with their quiet temperament are easy to keep. The meat of the Charolais is – just like their structure – a touch coarse, but contains hardly any fat.
Among the beef breeds the Limousin is a pure suckler. Fertility and easy calving are good mothering properties which they combine with good food conversion. Popular as grazers in nature reserves, the spirited reddish-brown Limousins also supply a wonderful, lean piece of high-quality meat with hardly any fat.
With their red bodies and white heads, the Herefords are easily recognizable. It is one of the world’s most widely dispersed breeds, also thanks to the fact that they can stay outside year round. And of course thanks to their marbled meat, quiet temperament, strong grazing properties, and the fact that they are easy to keep, while the beautiful Herefords can also be found in polled versions.
The Angus provides finely marbled and extremely tasteful meat. That is why this beef breed has spread all over the world and is the most important beef breed in the U.S. With its exceptional marbling the Angus provides extra profit for beef cattle farmers. The Angus is polled by nature and can be found in the colour ranges black and red: Black Angus and Red Angus.
The Japanese Wagyu is an exclusive Japanese beef breed, that is being sold as “Kobe” meat in top restaurants. Experts regard the Wagyu meat as the most tender and tasteful meat in the world. Which is why it features at high prices on the menus of top restaurants in Tokyo, and why the Wagyu cattle are considered the caviar among the beef breeds.