The Jersey cow originated on the Island of Jersey, a small British island in the English channel off the coast of France. The Jersey is one of the oldest dairy breeds and have been pure bred for nearly six centuries.
The breed was known in England as early as 1771 and was a favorite for it’s milk and butter fat production. Jersey cows were brought to America in the 1850’s.
With an average weight of 900 pounds , the Jersey produces more pounds of milk per pound of body weight then any other breed.
There isn’t anything like the beauty of a well balanced Jersey cow. With a very docile disposition they are very easy to manage.