Facts about Danish Jerseys
We imported the first jerseys to Denmark in 1896. Over a period of 15 years, we imported 5.500 heads – mainly from the Jersey Island. In the last 100 years only semen and embryos have been imported to improve our Danish Jersey breed.
Today we have around 70.000 milking jersey cows in Denmark which produce a rolling average of 7.500 Kgs of milk with 5,92% of fat and 4,20% of protein. The average size of the herds is more than 200 cows.
Denmark in general has one of the highest health status in the world. Most sicknesses have been stamped out.
We believe, that Danish Jerseys has the fastest working breeding program for jerseys in the world, and the Danish Jerseys have been within 1 breeding organization for years. The same with the herd testing.
Management advantages compared to other dairy breed
- High quality milk, high solids
- High feed efficiency
- High fertility
- Very heat tolerant
- Longevity – long lasting cows
- Less mastitis
- Less hoof problems
- Good locomotion
- Moderate stature
- Easy calving’s
- Less use of water each Kgs produced milk
- Easy to handle
Environmental – the yellow jersey cows are “green”
International scientifically proofs show, that jerseys produce less metan and co2 each produced kgs of milk, which in western part of Europe give an advantage for more jersey cows per hectar and each square meter stable.