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I found a Jersey cow for sale
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Donna from Mo    Posted 11-30-2004 at 15:20:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
She's over a hundred miles north of here. A registered two-year-old, only weighs about 600 pounds (I prefer them small). $1,200. I wonder if Cliff has bought my Christmas gift yet?

MikeT    Posted 12-01-2004 at 08:14:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Folks had a dairy when I was a kid and dad kept one Jersey cow. Her milk went into a 'marked' can that was set off first at the milk plant. My uncle who worked at the plant would test the butterfat content from that one can. The higher the butterfat content, the more you got paid! Dad never even told mom that he was doing that. I rode into town with him a lot and noticed what he was doing. He had told me to put the Jersey's milk in a particular can.

Quint    Posted 11-30-2004 at 18:27:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Considering what I'm paying for milk in the store these days I'm half tempted to buy a cow. I think when I picked up a gallon of 2% at the local convenience store it was 3.89 or something. I'll bet the farmer is getting what? 5% or 10% of that? All you dairy farmers clue me in here. I don't know anyone who raises dairy cows anymore.

KatG    Posted 11-30-2004 at 18:39:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
$2.00 for a full country gal. with the cream...WE wanted cows and saw milk prices and I can't drink store bought milk so that is how we came to milking our Jersey...We love it...We aren't a dairy just folks who wanted to get more self reliant and see times acoming where one needs to be able to take of their selves at home...KAtG

KatG    Posted 11-30-2004 at 17:53:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Donna...I am kind of bias when it comes to Ellie our first milk cow is a registered Jersey that we got from one of the very few dairys that has registered Jerseys here in Arkansas...She was 3 years old and pregnant with her second calf...The only problem that she had was that she gave too little of milk to pay for her keep at the dairy...but gives more than enough than we need...about 3 gal. aday...and her second calf was a BEAUTIFUL little heifer...she was worth $500 when she came into this world according to many cattlemen...WE gave $1300 for her and bought alittle bull calf at the same time as we got her and had them deliver her since we did not have a trailor then...
Jersey are very hard to find...especially purebred ones...WE love our Jerseys...they have a "mmmmmmmmoooooooodddddddd" of their own and are so pretty...and the milk is beyond beleif...God luck..KAtG

Farmall    Posted 11-30-2004 at 16:56:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]

U can buy them here unregistered for $400 to $800 Registered, but like a guy told me. You cant drink those registration papers. and this in NE Okla

Donna from Mo    Posted 11-30-2004 at 16:57:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I really don't care that much about the registration papers at this point in my life, but there just aren't many Jerseys around here any more.

Les    Posted 11-30-2004 at 16:51:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Seems like for $2 a pound they otta at least deliver her.
Is she bred? Milking?

Donna from Mo    Posted 11-30-2004 at 16:56:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've only corresponded with these folks by e-mail so far. They have a dairy, and are listed with the American Jersey Cattle Club. I had inquired about getting a heifer calf, but he said their heifer crop was short this year. I also told them I'd consider an older, bred cow that might have a bad quarter or some other problem, since I'm really not worried about the milk as much as I am having a Jersey on the place. He said they do sell cull cows like that; so that may end up being my choice.

As far as the price, twenty years ago I was buying and selling registered Jerseys for $800. So the way everything else has gone up in price, $1,200 doesn't sound so bad.

mud    Posted 11-30-2004 at 15:30:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
cliff could have trouble wrapping that for you. he might just tie a bow on its bell and call it quits.

Donna    Posted 11-30-2004 at 15:33:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't think he planned on spending that much. Of course, I can remind him of the new John Deere tractor he bought on my birthday last year. That might influence him.

SOUNDS LIKE    Posted 11-30-2004 at 16:07:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
A wonderful Christmas gift and I would remind Him of all the good and tasty Food to be derived from said gift plus one must consider the affection which can be shown by such a youthful "FEMALE" member of the Jersey Family.Plus the Offspring envolved which same could offset most of Her cost assuming there is a worthy Sire available to You.

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