dairy cattle???

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by dunlea421, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. dunlea421

    dunlea421 Out Of The Brooder

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    What do you all tink is the best dairy cattle breed? not Black and white holstines.

    Jeremy
     
  2. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jerseys! They are beautiful, easy to keep and give wonderful creamy milk.
     
  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

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  4. deblcrh

    deblcrh New Egg

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    Jerseys,,,absolutely,,they are amazingly the calmest and gentlest you can own.
    Girls that is,,I understand the boys turn into major trouble.
    I have 6 registered jerseys,,and 1 3/4 jersey/holstein. They are amazing mothers and their personalities are exceptioinal.
     
  5. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read in my Hobby Farms magazine that there are Low Line cattle ie mini's !

    I want a Jersey cow and a mini Jersey would be perfect. Of course milking a mini may be a recipe for serious backache.
     
  6. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    milking shorthorns are very nice but can be hard to find
    and also gurnseys a lot like a jersey but a little bigger.
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I'd want a jersey as my first milking cow, but would happily makea pet out of a holstien. And those Low line cattle are ADORABLE (esp the jersey ones he he).
     
  9. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We run dairy animals here and have had many breeds. Go with a jersey.

    Mini Jersey doesn't have to be a pain in the back if you build an simple milking platform.
     
  10. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2008
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    Quote:Agreed! There my all-time favorite!
     

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