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Sophie87

  • Joined Feb 2015
Miniature jersey cows
« on: February 24, 2015, 12:57:48 pm »
Hi
I'm looking to buy a miniature jersey cow for milking. Does anyone know and breeders in the uk? Help much appreciated!!
Sophie

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Re: Miniature jersey cows
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 07:48:09 am »
What on earth is a miniature jersey cow?  Do you mean a native jersey cow which is smaller than the Canadian ones?
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laurelrus

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Re: Miniature jersey cows
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2015, 09:01:19 am »
Sophie87 - We've seen these miniature Jerseys in the US (my husband is from Philadelphia originally) and they are lovely and not hard to get at all in the States.
We would like some too so good luck with your search!
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Rosemary

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Re: Miniature jersey cows
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2015, 10:03:58 am »
What'sthe obsession with miniature?

laurelrus

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Re: Miniature jersey cows
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2015, 10:13:24 am »
Rosemary - in my case, we have just under five acres so not a huge amount of land. We have miniature Ouessant sheep and pygmy goats at the moment.
We are getting involved in animal assisted therapy with animals and they're very appealing and gentle and for people with special needs that is obviously paramount.
It may just be a coincidence but I'm 5 feet 0 and so perhaps that's why I've always been keen on miniature animals!
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landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Miniature jersey cows
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2015, 11:27:13 am »
 I would imagine that in this country (if available) they would be very expensive.
What about a Dexter? Some of them come really small, will provide milk and produce a calf that won't overwhelm you with a mountain of meat.
 Or on a slightly different tack - are you choosing miniature Jerseys because you want a milking animal, or because they are small and pretty? Because if you don't really want to be committed to the milking routine - what about miniature donkeys? They are small and easy to handle and don't eat a lot. In winter they will thrive on straw. They are also very gentle and wonderful with children or people with learning disabilities.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2015, 11:36:27 am by landroverroy »
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SallyintNorth

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Re: Miniature jersey cows
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2015, 12:51:02 pm »
Someone's trying to find a home for a Jersey that isn't for breeding...

They're not large animals, or at least, a lot of them aren't.
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laurelrus

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Re: Miniature jersey cows
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2015, 12:56:29 pm »
Apologies to Sally for going slightly off topic, just to say Landroverroy, I agree completely about the miniature donkeys, they are wonderful animals and perfect for the therapy and we hope to be fortunate enough to have some at some point.
I have seen Dexters and they are very sweet but the miniature Jerseys we saw in the US were very small and the response of the special needs children visiting them was wonderful
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trish.farm

  • Joined Feb 2014
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Re: Miniature jersey cows
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2015, 01:26:18 pm »
Surely if you want to milk a miniature jersey, you will need a miniature bull to serve it??

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
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Re: Miniature jersey cows
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2015, 01:30:39 pm »
What's wrong with a goat?  :o

SallyintNorth

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Re: Miniature jersey cows
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2015, 03:37:43 pm »
Surely if you want to milk a miniature jersey, you will need a miniature bull to serve it??
What's wrong with a goat?  :o

Nah, that won't work.   :roflanim:
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

trish.farm

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Re: Miniature jersey cows
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2015, 04:53:15 pm »
Surely if you want to milk a miniature jersey, you will need a miniature bull to serve it??
What's wrong with a goat?  :o

Nah, that won't work.   :roflanim:

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Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Miniature jersey cows
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2015, 06:39:20 pm »
Surely if you want to milk a miniature jersey, you will need a miniature bull to serve it??
What's wrong with a goat?  :o

Nah, that won't work.   :roflanim:

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Sorry not awake at the moment... up several times per night to check on the goats about to pop.... except they aren't (popping that is)..

langfauld easycare

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Re: Miniature jersey cows
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2015, 07:24:22 pm »
 :wave: i googled these must admit they are pretty cool .couldnt see any in uk , did see a price of $2000.00 for a young heifer  :o .


 

SallyintNorth

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Re: Miniature jersey cows
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2015, 08:03:47 pm »
:wave: i googled these must admit they are pretty cool .couldnt see any in uk , did see a price of $2000.00 for a young heifer  :o .

A pedigree regular-size Jersey heifer will cost quite a bit too.  I paid 1200 for an in-calf 2 year-old.
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