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jersey crossbreds

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:22 pm
by morancher
Are there any dairymen online that cross their jersey cows to either brahman or brangus bulls? I used to purchased this crossbred heifers when I lived in Louisiana but have lost touch to a source.

Re: jersey crossbreds

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:17 am
by Spotted Brahma
I can only tell you its going to be hard to find those in quantity. I have been engaged in an extensive search for dairies that run Brahman bulls and I havent had any luck. I have had help from bigbull and texasbred on these boards and am thankful, but sadly even their leads came up empty. One old couple who milk in East Texas run Brahma bulls but are kinda shady and wont turn any calves loose, thats the closest I've come. I am trying to build a herd of Brahman x Holstein and am raising my own Holstein heifers and have a Red Brahman bull and a speckled Gir bull but it will be quite awhile before I get calves out of them. In the mean time I am still looking everywhere I can. You might try growing your own like me if you have the space and time to calve out dairy heifers. My best advice though is to try and put together a network of contacts like I have and keep calling them. You are bound to hit on something eventually.

Re: jersey crossbreds

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:52 pm
by morancher
Long ago I used to purchase Hol/Bra cross heifers from a dairy farmer who milked 1,000 head and also owned a herd of registered Red Brahma. He ran 10 bulls continuously with his dairy cows and purchased all of his replacement Hol cows. The heifers I purchased were like puppy dogs, I could go out into the pasture a midnight and walk among them and they never moved. They were great cows. He was located in west louisiana right on the texas line just north of interestate 10.

This time I would like to reduce the size of the cows and go with the Jersey/Brahma cross if I can find it or Jersey/ Brangus cross.

Re: jersey crossbreds

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:49 am
by kamalbashanasir
morancher wrote:Long ago I used to purchase Hol/Bra cross heifers from a dairy farmer who milked 1,000 head and also owned a herd of registered Red Brahma. He ran 10 bulls continuously with his dairy cows and purchased all of his replacement Hol cows. The heifers I purchased were like puppy dogs, I could go out into the pasture a midnight and walk among them and they never moved. They were great cows. He was located in west louisiana right on the texas line just north of interestate 10.

This time I would like to reduce the size of the cows and go with the Jersey/Brahma cross if I can find it or Jersey/ Brangus cross.


I would think that if a jersey cow is crossed with Brangus bull the offspring will be a not so black but shiny one and that it comes with a pair of horns. Anyone conquer me on his?

Re: jersey crossbreds

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:50 pm
by TexasBred
morancher wrote:Are there any dairymen online that cross their jersey cows to either brahman or brangus bulls? I used to purchased this crossbred heifers when I lived in Louisiana but have lost touch to a source.

I know one dairyman that crosses red brahman with his jersey cattle. He wouldn't sell one though if you begged him. Has a beautiful herd of crossbreeds.

Re: jersey crossbreds

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:52 pm
by TexasBred
morancher wrote:Long ago I used to purchase Hol/Bra cross heifers from a dairy farmer who milked 1,000 head and also owned a herd of registered Red Brahma. He ran 10 bulls continuously with his dairy cows and purchased all of his replacement Hol cows. The heifers I purchased were like puppy dogs, I could go out into the pasture a midnight and walk among them and they never moved. They were great cows. He was located in west louisiana right on the texas line just north of interestate 10.

This time I would like to reduce the size of the cows and go with the Jersey/Brahma cross if I can find it or Jersey/ Brangus cross.


Wow that was expected a lot out of 10 little bulls.

Re: jersey crossbreds

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:53 pm
by TexasBred
kamalbashanasir wrote:
morancher wrote:Long ago I used to purchase Hol/Bra cross heifers from a dairy farmer who milked 1,000 head and also owned a herd of registered Red Brahma. He ran 10 bulls continuously with his dairy cows and purchased all of his replacement Hol cows. The heifers I purchased were like puppy dogs, I could go out into the pasture a midnight and walk among them and they never moved. They were great cows. He was located in west louisiana right on the texas line just north of interestate 10.

This time I would like to reduce the size of the cows and go with the Jersey/Brahma cross if I can find it or Jersey/ Brangus cross.


I would think that if a jersey cow is crossed with Brangus bull the offspring will be a not so black but shiny one and that it comes with a pair of horns. Anyone conquer me on his?


Not too many folks use brangus on jerseys but the few I've seen always had black calves.

Re: jersey crossbreds

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:25 pm
by ANAZAZI
TexasBred wrote:
morancher wrote:Long ago I used to purchase Hol/Bra cross heifers from a dairy farmer who milked 1,000 head and also owned a herd of registered Red Brahma. He ran 10 bulls continuously with his dairy cows and purchased all of his replacement Hol cows. The heifers I purchased were like puppy dogs, I could go out into the pasture a midnight and walk among them and they never moved. They were great cows. He was located in west louisiana right on the texas line just north of interestate 10.

This time I would like to reduce the size of the cows and go with the Jersey/Brahma cross if I can find it or Jersey/ Brangus cross.


Wow that was expected a lot out of 10 little bulls.



Key word being "continuously"; suggesting that the bulls, that may or may not have been little, had to breed a cow every three or four days. :compute:

Re: jersey crossbreds

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:34 am
by chippie
You don't have your location listed.
Check with dairies in your area.

Re: jersey crossbreds

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:57 pm
by bhooper
What is it that people like about the Brahman Jersey cross?

Re: jersey crossbreds

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:14 pm
by TexasBred
ANAZAZI wrote:Key word being "continuously"; suggesting that the bulls, that may or may not have been little, had to breed a cow every three or four days. :compute:


Yet most use one bull for every 25 head.

Re: jersey crossbreds

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:06 am
by ANAZAZI
TexasBred wrote:
ANAZAZI wrote:Key word being "continuously"; suggesting that the bulls, that may or may not have been little, had to breed a cow every three or four days. :compute:


Yet most use one bull for every 25 head.


Yet most who keep one bull per 25 cows have concentrated calving, often to the point of having almost all cows calve in six weeks.

Re: jersey crossbreds

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:34 pm
by TexasBred
ANAZAZI wrote:
TexasBred wrote:
ANAZAZI wrote:Key word being "continuously"; suggesting that the bulls, that may or may not have been little, had to breed a cow every three or four days. :compute:


Yet most use one bull for every 25 head.


Yet most who keep one bull per 25 cows have concentrated calving, often to the point of having almost all cows calve in six weeks.


100% wrong. These people calve year round with August usually being the month with most cows freshening.

Re: jersey crossbreds

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:32 am
by chippie
TexasBred wrote:100% wrong. These people calve year round with August usually being the month with most cows freshening.


Exactly. A dairy needs fresh cows entering the milking string all year 'round. Not just once or twice a year.

Re: jersey crossbreds

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:54 pm
by AmericanNomad
Has anybody had experience with Jersey/Scottish Highland cross? I'm thinking about trying to breed for a milk cow that can thrive in northern winters.