I have a small herd of beef cattle (4 head total). I am wanting to raise a calf for slaughter, I have thought about getting a bottle calf and feeding it out, but I got to thinking if I just bought a jersey cow and bred it to the polled hereford bull we use and let the cow raise the calf without messing with the bottle and probably have a better chance of having the calf survive. My question is, since it is a dairy breed will she still need to be milked even with a calf on her? I admit, I don't know much at all about dairy animals. But I thought maybe that would be a more consistent route to have beef in my freezer all the time, instead of trying to raise bottle calves. Thanks for any advice.