Jersey Cow, which are most commonly used as a dairy animal. Jersey cow gives about 15 liters of milk per day. These cows are well-known for high butterfat in the milk. Worthy of their high productiveness and milk yielding capabilities, the jersey cows that we deliver are in huge demand in the market. Jersey cows have better health when compared to cows of other breeds. Hence they have a low-maintenance cost and are very popular among dairy farmers. These. jersey cow are a very lean meat, so it takes care to not overcook the cuts. Experts recommend that they are cooked medium-rare to medium as a premium steak would be cooked. Products such as these are very low in calories, fat and cholesterol and are high in proteins and iron. Due to the ideal pH balance of these items, the meats won’t attract harmful bacteria like salmonella and E.coli, making these a healthy and tasty option.
Adaptable to a wide range of climatic and geographical conditions, outstanding Jersey herds are found from Denmark to Australia and New Zealand, from Canada to South America, and from South Africa to Japan. They are excellent grazers and perform well in intensive grazing programs. They are more tolerant of heat than the larger breeds. With an average weight of 900 pounds, the Jersey produces more pounds of milk per pound of body weight than any other breed. Most Jerseys produce far in excess of 13 times their bodyweight in milk each lactation.
Jersey is the second most popular breed of cattle in the world. Originating from Jersey in the Channel Islands, Jersey cattle are renowned for their versatility as well as their high quality milk that can be used in the production of a wide range of dairy products. Offering a viable dairy business solution, Jersey cattle have all of the qualities needed to compete at a commercial level.
The Jersey cow ranges from 400 to 500 kilograms (880 to 1,100 lb). Factors contributing to the popularity of the breed have been their greater economy of production, due to: The ability to carry a larger number of effective milking cows per unit area due to lower body weight, hence lower maintenance requirements, and superior grazing ability Calving ease and a relatively lower rate of dystocia, leading to their popularity in crossbreeding with other dairy and even beef breeds to reduce calving related injuries
High butterfat (4.84%) and protein (3.95%), and the ability to thrive on locally produced feed Jerseys occur in all shades of brown, from light tan to almost black. They are frequently fawn in colour. All purebred Jerseys have a lighter band around their muzzles, a dark switch (long hair on the end of the tail), and black hooves, although in recent years, colour regulations have been relaxed to allow a broadening of the gene pool. The cows are calm and docile; bulls may be unpredictable or aggressive. Jersey cattle have a greater tendency towards postparturient hypocalcaemia (or “milk fever”) in dams, and tend to have frail calves that require more attentive management in cold weather than other dairy breeds due to their smaller body size (which results in an increased surface area-to-mass ratio, increasing heat loss
- Jerseys produces a pound of milk components at a lower cost compared to the other major breeds.
- She has little or no calving problems, greater fertility, a shorter calving interval, and earlier maturity.
- Jerseys stay in the herd longer than any other dairy breed.
- Jersey milk has greater nutritional value, plus the highest yield and greater efficiency when processed into cheese and other value-added products.
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- Jersey milk commands a premium price in many markets.
- Jerseys perform well under a wide range of systems and are well-known for their high feed conversion efficiency
- Jersey milk is in many ways unique. As a product it contains:- 18% more protein, 20% more calcium, 25% more butterfat than “average” milk.
- Jerseys are well-known to be less susceptible to lameness because of their black hoof colour which makes their hooves very hard. Because Jerseys are a lighter breed this may also give them less problems with lameness.
- Good Temperament is important in a dairy cow. In today’s modern parlours rapid throughput is of top priority. An animal misbehaving by continually kicking, off the units will cause unwanted delays and even damage to the expensive equipment. Jerseys are thought to have the one of the best temperaments among, the dairy breeds, although a lot of this depends on the handling the animals receive.
Jersey Cow Baby Price
$210.00 – $400.00