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How much milk can a Jersey cow give?

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On average Jersey cows can produce 6 gallons of milk a day. The milk that Jersey cows produce also contain the highest percentage of butterfat.

Jersey cattle look like large deer and it is one of the major dairy breeds. This breed of cattle originated from the Channel Island of Jersey between England and France. Apart from the high butterfat content in its milk, Jersey cows are a popular dairy cattle because of its its low body weight, low maintenance costs and generally docile behavior.

Compared to other cow breeds, the Jersey cow is relatively small, weighing only 800 to 1,100 pounds on average. Jerseys come in colors ranging from light tan, brown to black. Highly adaptable even in hot climates, Jerseys breeds thrive well in countries such as Brazil and India.


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