Well Buttercup the 18 month old Jersey refuses to be bred. It's no fault of the farmer, that's sure. 5 tries and it's a no go. Shes cute and sweet but they tell me she did have a rough start as a young calf (pnemonia) and she was free sooooooo........ should I try again or have her butchered? Any opinions? This is our first dairy heifer/cow. :shrug: Although we like her we really can't afford to keep an unproductive animal on our small homestead.