Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Our Jersey/Angus Milk Cow

Everyone knows I am a big fan of Jersey cows, wouldn't have any other kind, but with that said I felt I needed to acknowledge our good girl Ellie May. A lot of homesteaders and people looking for family cows are usually interested in this cross. She is 3 years old, and out of my very first cow Gale. She is naturally polled, and produced about 3-4 gallons a day on her first lactation. She has a nice dairy udder from her mom, but holds condition extremely well. A nice producer on a grass based farm like ours where the cows forage actively. Ellie is bred and due to have a calf, the first out of our New Zealand bred bull in November. Now that would be a cow that could milk on grass. Lets hope for a heifer!

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