Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Small breed of Jersey cattle

The world-famous Jersey is easy to recognize with its dark dished face, light mealy muzzle halo, long-lashed doe-like eyes, general daintiness and attractive fawn-like calves.

Jersey cattle have milk that is high in fat and other solids and cows are small in stature (350-550 kg). The average milk production is low among dairy breeds.
The breed comes from the Channel Islands and it impressive spread and success literally all voer the world is all the more extraordinary when considering that the British dependency of Jersey, just off the French coast, is to tiny.

Importation of Jerseys into the United States began in the early 1800s. Except during times of war or disease outbreaks, importations have continued over the years.
Small breed of Jersey cattle
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