Top 10 Reasons to Keep a Jersey Cow

| 12/10/2013 12:10:00 PM

Green Eggs and Goats

I recently did a post called the Top 10 Reasons to Keep a Dairy Goat. While I stand behind all my reasons, I do actually have goats AND a Jersey cow, so I thought it was time Beulah Belle had equal treatment!

Top 10 Reasons to Keep a Jersey Cow

1.  Personality. They don't know they are cows. Picture a giant milk giving dog who will lick you from fingertips to armpit if it thinks you have a treat.

2.  Ease of Milking. I milk goats and a cow. Amazingly, the cow is easier to milk than any of the goats.

3/12/2019 4:33:08 PM

Would love to have a jersey milk cow so I could make my own butter, yogurt, cheese, ice cream,etc.

3/4/2019 4:41:22 PM

I would love to one day have enough land to have a few dairy cows, a small herd of beef cows, chickens, maybe a few pigs, and grow veggies and fruits. The dairy Cows I am thinking about are: Holsteins, Jerseys, Guernseys, and Brown Swiss. What would I do with all that delicious Milk and Cream? Make: Butter, Ice Cream, Cheese, Cream Cheese, Yogurt, etc. Yes I can just taste the Fresh milk already! Yummy, so delicious!! Better than Store bought!!

3/12/2018 3:36:21 PM

I'm new to homesteading and have considered dairy sheep and dairy goats, as well as keeping a small dairy cow. The hesitation is in the fact that, in order to have any milk, the animal needs to be bred. Now you have babies to contend with which means having to spend more on care, especially if there isn't anyone to buy them. How do we keep a dairy animal without all the extra expense of kids, lambs, or calves?

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