Q:

How much milk can a Jersey cow give?

A:

Quick Answer

On average Jersey cows can produce 6 gallons of milk a day. The milk that Jersey cows produce also contain the highest percentage of butterfat.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

Jersey cattle look like large deer and it is one of the major dairy breeds. This breed of cattle originated from the Channel Island of Jersey between England and France. Apart from the high butterfat content in its milk, Jersey cows are a popular dairy cattle because of its its low body weight, low maintenance costs and generally docile behavior.

Compared to other cow breeds, the Jersey cow is relatively small, weighing only 800 to 1,100 pounds on average. Jerseys come in colors ranging from light tan, brown to black. Highly adaptable even in hot climates, Jerseys breeds thrive well in countries such as Brazil and India.

Learn more about Barnyard Mammals

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How much food does a cow eat?

    A:

    When given high-quality feed, cows generally consume from 2.2 to 2.5 percent of their body weight per day or around 11 to 12.5 pounds of food per day for a 500-pound cow. Feed quality, percentage of body fat, frame size and whether or not a cow is lactating can affect the amount of food a cow takes in.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How much water does a cow drink in a day?

    A:

    A cow consumes between 5 to 7 gallons of water per day when the temperature is 50 degrees F and up to 24 gallons when the temperature is 95 degrees F. The amount of water a cow requires increases by one quart for every degree over 50 degrees F.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How much milk does a dairy cow produce?

    A:

    An average dairy cow produces between 6 and 7 gallons of milk each day, or approximately 2,500 gallons of milk per year. Dairy farms in the United States produce between 21 and 23 billion gallons of milk each year.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you identify Jersey cattle?

    A:

    To identify Jersey cattle, look for the light brown color, the black nose and white muzzle, the hard black hooves, and the relatively small size. Although each of these characteristics individually may belong to another breed of cattle, all of them together provide a nearly certain identification of a Jersey.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore