Jersey cows produce more milk (protein and fat) per kg of body weight than other dairy breeds.  They average 400 kg to 450 kg in weight and are capable of producing 16 times their body weight per lactation.  Because they are a smaller cow, Jerseys require less feed and thus production costs are less. 

The breed is noted for its excellent conformation, reproductive efficiency, early maturity and longevity.  Jerseys have the highest fertility and are known for ease of calving.

The breed adjusts to all climates, including severe heat and humidity, and adapts to every management system that has been designed for dairying.  They thrive in confinement barns and dry-lot operations, in large herds or small ones.

Contact:          American Jersey Cattle Association
                        8486 E. Main Street
                        Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-4362 USA
                        Phone: 614-861-3636
                        Fax: 614-861-8040

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