Some girls go crazy over new clothes and shoes and purses. I go crazy for cows, specifically Jerseys. (Hey, Sussette, I hear you laughing. ) OK, in all honesty, I also go crazy for new clothes and shoes and purses, so there!
Anyhow, this is Daisy. She is the newest addition to our little farm. Daisy is a miniature Jersey. She is 10 months old. She will grow about another three inches tall and will be ready to breed in about 4-6 months. I have been looking for a long time for a mini. They are ideal for a family farm. They are very efficient eaters and give almost the same amount of milk. The butterfat content is equivalent which is fantastic. If you don't have a lot of land this is the kind of cow for you. Another added benefit to the small size is that a child can easily handle them. Catherine, who is 3, is taller than her! We are still keeping Rosie for now. She is 5 months pregnant and will calve in August. She was bred to a mini Jersey bull, so the potential for another small heifer is there. Very exciting stuff, if you are into farming. ;0)