It is with mixed feelings I write this blog post; partly I know we are making the right decision for our farm, but partly I will miss Blossom when she leaves. Yes, it's time for old Blossy to find a new home. She has been a great milk cow for almost nine years, but I want to keep her daughter from last year in addition to Buttercup (her daughter from 2012), so someone needed to go.
AJCA Registered (grade) Jersey Milk Cow, bred to A2/A2 Bull
Video at bottom of page.
Blossom is an excellent example of the old-fashioned Jersey cow. She is well-built, medium sized, and has a perfectly even, very strong udder. Her feet are (and always have been) excellent. Temperament is fairly calm and steady, though she is the top cow in the herd and will put the others in their place if necessary. Usually very easy to handle; always submits to people. Stands perfectly for milking. Has nice long lactations of 18 months - 3 years, depending on how quickly she's bred back. Generally she produces 2 or even 1 1/2 gallons per day when she first freshens, then levels off to 1 gallon - 3/4, depending on the grass. Her milk is extremely rich and it is not uncommon for there to be 25% or 50% cream per gallon, especially in the spring.