Jersey Breed Commentary 2016
The charming Jersey cow has become the 2nd most popular dairy
cow in the world. With an ever increasing number of Jerseys
being born and bred in the UK it has become apparent that many
dairy businesses wish to work with a breed that can perform
well in sustainable herds.
Jersey cattle have increased their milk production after years
of selective breeding. The average registered Jersey cow in
the UK produces 6024 litres of milk per year with a butterfat
content of 5.46% and protein of 3.83%.
The UK Jersey Society offers Jersey breeders the opportunity
to add value to their herd by recording births of new born
Jersey cattle and compile ancestry records for each and every
cow that qualifies for a pedigree certificate. This provides
farmers with valuable information to enable them to analyse
their herd and improve any particular weakness by selecting
sires to change the genetic potential of the next generation
of Jersey cattle.
With the excellent traits of ease of management, feed efficiency,
longevity and production, the Jersey Cow is a breed fit for
a variety of farming systems worldwide.
In the current agricultural climate the strengths of the Jersey
cow are increasingly sought after by UK farmers and milk processors
alike and the breed continues to gain momentum due to its low
carbon footprint and efficiency in converting feed to high
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