Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Jersey cattle in United States

Jersey cattle are the smallest of the dairy breeds in the United States. Jersey calves weight about 55 lb at birth. The Jersey breed was originated on the Isle of Jersey, which is located in the English Channel off the coast of France. It is not known what cattle were the source of the breeding stock that was developed into the Jersey breed.

Jersey cattle probably, first came to the United States in the 1815. The major importations occurred between 1870 an 1890.

The first Jersey cattle registered by the American Jersey Cattle Club were imported in 1850. It was brought to America by Samuel Henshaw. In that year several Jersey cattle were imported to Hartford, Conn, and in 1868 S.S. Stephens of Montreal, Canada, imported nine animals, from which have descended some of the most famous producers in the Jersey breed.

Since 1868 the importations were numerous until about 1890, and then few were brought over for several years.
Jersey cattle in United States
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