I need help. I looked for a year and couldnât find a dairy cow. Now I have 2 to choose fromâ¦. Cow #1â¦Cost approx $450. Bought by an acquaintance from a sale barn. About 2-3 years old, Â¾ jersey, the rest ?. Gentle but not trained to hand milk. Horned. Owner willing to take 2 lambs in trade, so final cost will be approx $300. Cow#2â¦ Cost $600. Bred back to a Jersey bull. Purebred, no papers. Currently milking, 11 lbs a milking, twice a day. Has been handmilked, halter trained. Gentle. I go to see both of them this weekend. Transport isnât a problem, both farms will help. Now what? Anything special I should look for? Iâm thinking #2, but Iâm not sure.