Facts about Danish Jerseys
The Danish Jerseys are “green”
International scientifically proofs show, that jerseys produce less metan and co2 each produced kgs of milk, which in western part of Europe give an advantage for more jersey cows per hectar and each square meter stable.
The first Jersey were imported to Denmark in 1896. Within 15 years 5.500 heads were imported – mainly from Jersey Island. For the last 100 years only semen and embryos have been imported. Do to great breeding work and very high management level in Denmark we have only exported Jerseys ever since.
Today there are approximately 70.000 pure breed cows in Denmark and numbers are growing as the Jersey breed are taking over the dairy industry as the first choice for modern milk production. The average production of Danish Jersey cows currently 7.564 kg with 5,98% fat and 4,30% protein giving 778 kg solids per cow. Average herd size is now more than 230 cows/farm.
Denmark has a very high animal health status, and most diseases are not present.
The breeding program for Danish Jersey is very efficient and has the leading genetics in the Jersey world. From the great breeding program for Jersey we now are able to deliver you not only the most productive cows in terms of kg of fat, but also the most healthy and fertile cattle you can get.
compared to other dairy breed
- High quality milk, high solids
- High feed efficiency
- High fertility
- Very heat tolerant
- Longevity – long lasting cows
- Less mastitis
- Less hoof problems
- Good locomotion
- Moderate stature
- Easy calving’s
- Less use of water each Kgs produced milk
- Easy to handle
Heifers from 6 months old to high pregnant heifers
Young productive cows with low cell counts.
Young bulls out of good cow families and sires.
Out of some of the best cows within the breed.