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Milking Cows jersey cattle is typically light brown in colour, though this can range from being almost grey to dull black, which is known as Mulberry. They can also have white patches which may cover much of the animal. A true Jersey will however always have a black nose bordered by an almost white muzzle.

  • The Jersey hard black feet are much less prone to lameness.
  • The Jersey is relatively small in size - about 400 to 550 kgs in weight and have a fine but strong frame.


  • 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.
  • 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.


Scientific studies also show the Jersey Milking cows produces milk more efficiently than other breeds. This can be especially important in countries where feed may be restricted. As well as making the Jersey Milking Cows a profitable option in agriculturally developed countries.


Holland Cows Group specialise in importing and exporting livestock. We oversee the entire process from animal selection and procurement to livestock transport. From animal selection in the country of origin to good after sales and follow-up care,Holland Cows Group group offers a unique total solution. We can do so because of a broad service package and by closely working together with farmers, traders and other stakeholders.


  • Q. What are the common breeds of dairy cows?

    A. Holstein, Guernsey, Jersey, Brown Swiss, Ayrshire, Milking Shorthorn

  • Q. What original breed of dairy cow comes from Holland?

    A. Holstein Fresien

  • Q. What two colors are the Holstein breed?

    1 - Black and White
    2 - Red and White

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