what is your favorite dairy breed, and why?

For the dairy folks and/or beef folks with questions about udders, milk and mastitis.

what is your favorite dairy breed, and why?

Ayrshire
2
6%
Brown Swiss
6
18%
Dairy Shorthorn
2
6%
Guernsey
2
6%
Holstein
9
26%
Jersey
13
38%
 
Total votes: 34

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Re: what is your favorite dairy breed, and why?

Postby TexasBred » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:20 pm

BigBlue it can happen. I had a heifer that was only about 6 months bred begin to collect fluid in one quarter and the udder actually ruptured and ruined the quarter eventually and the quarter died. Everyone has a little mastitis. Oh and by the way, I too too much better care of my dad's cattle. :help:
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Re: what is your favorite dairy breed, and why?

Postby cattlecait » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:44 am

I myself owned a Holstein and she was alright, but my 4-H leader had several Brown Swiss cows and I adored them. They were the nicest cows and their milk was delicious, not to mention made great cheese!
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Re: what is your favorite dairy breed, and why?

Postby jmssue » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:48 pm

I prefer holstein. That's good for me.
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Re: what is your favorite dairy breed, and why?

Postby tsmaxx47 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:10 pm

i like the guernsey milk and particularly the generous amount of cream. i was raised on golden guernsey milk so i guess that's a sedimental choice....
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Re: what is your favorite dairy breed, and why?

Postby vclavin » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:51 pm

I picked Jersey but have had no experience with milking. My husband was raised with milking shorthorn, they stopped milking when pipeline became mandatory and strted crossing them for a beef herd.
I've been racking my brain for a name for the little ladies, Bambi for one of them . I saw the "Honey" as a name for someones cow posted earlier. Sure fits the color of a Jersey and if hubby approves, we will have Bambi and Honey - lol
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Postby upfrombottom » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:59 pm

what is your favorite dairy breed, and why?


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Re: what is your favorite dairy breed, and why?

Postby Keren » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:56 am

My vote is for saanen (dairy goat) :)

But in terms of goats, the Illawarra (which is an australian breed derived from shorthorns)

And of course, like others have said, for commercial production, holstien/friesian

I also love fleckvieh/simmental
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