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Higher feed conversion efficiency = Lower feed costs
1.6 kgs energy corrected milk/kg of DM eaten Vs 1.3 in Fresians

Jersey cattle are known to have the richest milk of all dairy breeds with averages of 6 % butterfat and 4% Protein and Yields of up to 8500 kgs

- Lighter cow 450 kgs V 600 kgs for Fresian cattle

– Cows can be turned out earlier with less poaching occurring

- Can be stocked higher therefore higher milk solids / ha - Ease of calving

- Lower replacement rate therefore more stock to sell

- Hard feet and less susceptible to lameness

- Equally suitable to high input high output systems or low cost grass based systems

- Reach maturity earlier therefore produce milk earlier than other breeds will

- Mix in well with Holsteins and wont be bullied as they are aggressive feeders

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