breeding a jersey heifer with ??? for a beef cow..

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breeding a jersey heifer with ??? for a beef cow..

Postby keith » Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:47 pm

Hi Everyone..
I'm looking for suggestions on crossing a Jersey Heifer
with another breed to get a Beef cow.. any suggestion
on the x breed .. If anyone has done this with a jersey..
please comment .. thanx, Keith
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Re: breeding a jersey heifer with ??? for a beef cow..

Postby Bez! » Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:53 pm

keith wrote:Hi Everyone..
I'm looking for suggestions on crossing a Jersey Heifer
with another breed to get a Beef cow.. any suggestion
on the x breed .. If anyone has done this with a jersey..
please comment .. thanx, Keith


Keith - the only thing I ever saw a Jersey crossed with was a Brown Swiss - I hear it made fine eating. Cannot confirm, as I did not have a chance to sample.

Why not sell the jersey - add a few bucks and buy a bred beef cow?

Bez!
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Postby R Lance » Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:49 pm

I have had several Jersey x breeds Angus did best but all were slower growing and smaller sized Meat produced yellow fat but was good. Once bred a Angus/Jersey with shorthorn bull produced fantastic calves
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Postby cypressfarms » Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:23 am

Welcome on in Keith!

I've been wanting to get a Jersey to throw in with some of the cows to have the option of grafting a calf on if necessary. From what I've seen/heard, they cross good with angus, but everyone has their own favorite.

Maybe milkmaid will come along, she might be able to add to the string.
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Postby SPRINGER FARMS MURRAY GRE » Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:59 am

R Lance wrote:I have had several Jersey x breeds Angus did best but all were slower growing and smaller sized Meat produced yellow fat but was good. Once bred a Angus/Jersey with shorthorn bull produced fantastic calves


I have a jersey/brownswiss cow that i have crossed with my Murray Grey bull and have gotten some fine heifers. ;-) :cboy:
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Postby stocky » Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:42 pm

Keith, We used to milk Jersey cows. There are two crosses that made great cows for us. Hereford and Black Angus. With your jersey being a heifer, I would definitely use the Black Angus bull. I have some angus-jersey cross cows that are 13-15 years old and still raising great calves. I breed them to a charlois bull and get yellow calves. I just sold a group of those calves last week and they topped the market. I had some 525 lb steers bring 1.46 and the 6 weight steers brought 1.17 and the 6 weight heifers 1.12 per pound. This cross makes a real gentle and easy to handle beef mama cow. Good luck
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Postby warpaint » Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:34 am

I know I'll get rocks throwed at me, but how about Longhorn. :cboy:
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Postby SF » Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:23 pm

If you are wanting a beef cow, I'd suggest listening to BEZ. Breeding her to a beef bull, you are nearly 3 years away from having a x-bred beef cow.

If you must breed her to something for a xbred beef cow, I'd suggest Hereford or Angus.
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