What's your favorite milk cow breed?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Kristen D, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Kristen D

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    Hey everybody! Just wondering what everybody's favorite milk cow breed, and why? Also curious about jersey cow prices in different areas for bred, breeding age, and babies?
     
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  2. Tiana's chickens

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    Jersey and Jersey cross Friesian are my favourite - the milk has more protein, calcium and something about the A2 protein.. I don't remember lol. Tastes better too
     
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  3. Swastik Choudhari

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    As per milk production jersey cows are best..and if u are considering family cow i would suggest mini jersey..!
    I dont know much about cow breeds but this is my openion..:frow
     
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  4. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    when figuring out the best option for family milk production... I chose goat. :confused: They produce milk over a longer period of months in a more manageable amount for a family, and a much easier to handle animal size. A good goat can be easily handled, cared for and milked by a 7 year old.

    Know that isn't what ya asked. :confused:
     
  5. cassie

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    I happen to like Jerseys. A Brown Swiss is a nice cow too. They are a little big but they are a calm gentle cow. One of the best milk cows I have ever had was a Brown Swiss Jersey cross. Another good cow to consider, if you can find one, is a Milking Shorthorn.
     
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    I love jersey cows for their milk production and for their friendliness. Brown Swiss are nice too! I have dairy goats now instead of a milk cow and love them so much.
     
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  7. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Jersey and Brown Swiss use to joke from my Dad chocolate milk from them
     
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  8. Kristen D

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    That's okay if that's not what I asked! Your opinion is still an amazing one. I have dairy goats, and two jerseys. I also have access to Holstein milk (which I think is great as well). My goats are due in May :)
     
  9. Kristen D

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    The Brown Swiss are gorgeous too. Do Brown Swiss give similar milk to the Jersey?
     
  10. Kristen D

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    Can I ask why you don't have your jersey anymore? I also have goats and a jersey! what kind of goats do you prefer for dairy goats? Mine are crosses I put ahead from a creamery that has to scale down.
     

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