Meet the Jersey cow! Known for her large eyes and brown color, Jerseys also give milk that is high in butterfat.
Characteristics: These are the types of cows which are typically light to medium brown in color, though this can range from being almost grey to dull black. She is small in size, weighing about 1,000 pounds in maturity. She has a broad face with prominent eyes and long eyelashes which endears this breed to many people.
History: The Jersey cow originated from the Island of Jersey, a small British Island in the English Channel.
Fun Fact: In the 1930s, the Borden Co. introduced Elsie the Cow, a Jersey!
Just like dogs or horses, there are many different breeds and types of cows. What does the word breed mean? A breed is a group of animals with a similar appearance and behavior. The two most recognized and well-known breeds of dairy cattle are the Holstein cow and the Jersey cow. Learn more about each type of cow below!
Meet the Holstein cow! She is the best known of the types of cows belonging to the dairy breeds, with her black-and-white spotted body.
Characteristics: Holstein cows are large in size, weighing about 1,500 pounds in maturity.
History: The Holstein cow originated from the Netherlands, and was first imported to Kenya in the early 1900s.