FS: Jersey heifer calf

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  1. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Well-Known Member

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    Full Jersey heifer calf.

    Born July 13, 2006 5:00 AM

    Still suckling on cow (no bottles yet!)
    Very friendly and curious.

    Classic light fawn Jersey coloring with white heart on forehead.

    Located in NW IL

    $400

    Call Paul 815-625-2607
     
  2. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Well-Known Member

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  3. michiganfarmer

    michiganfarmer Max Supporter

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    $400? 3 weeks old? I dont think so. For what? beef? Milk?
    By the time she is bred, had a calf, and ready to milk the owner will have another $600, or $800 in her.
    I can buy a holstien bred heifer who will give 80 lbs of milk per day after she freshens for $1100.
    I just bought a 1200 lb beef cow to butcher for $650, and I bought an angus/holstien cross heifer that is 800 lb and ready to breed for $500.

    go scam someone who doesnt know what cattle are worth
     
  4. GoldenMom

    GoldenMom Well-Known Member

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    Scam???? $400 seems to be a pretty typical price for a purebred jersey bottle heifer. I just did a quick search on this forum and there were half a dozen threads just this year about people having extreme difficulty finding a jersey heifer and $400 was a pretty common price people paid when they finally found one.

    Wish I was ready for a heifer! You don't have any shorthorns due to calve do you? That jersey is awfully cute and tempting though. Hope she goes to a good home.
     
  5. cindy04

    cindy04 Well-Known Member

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    I agree w/ Goldenmom. We just purchased 2 registered jerseys (one 5 yrs and fresh and one 16 month open heifer) and spent countless hours over several months doing research via phone and internet . The price is high for Jerseys and they are also very hard to find. We are VERY pleased with the 2 that we bought, and the seller was very honest with us about their gentleness, production, and health. I also spoke to others through web sites like this one who were having the same difficulties as us in finding quility Jerseys.
    I think that the time and effort we put into our search and the $ spent has been well worth it. This calf was advertised as full (reg. ?) Jersey. Even as a grade heifer calf this is a good price.
    I also hope you find a quality home for this calf.
     
  6. yarrow

    yarrow Ages Ago Acres Nubians Supporter

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    Gee michiganfarmer, before you spew about something you OBVIOUSLY know nada about :nono: ..... maybe you should just stick to them there black & white moo moos and let us jersey folks price/buy as we see fit LOL. I personally have spent FAR MORE for a bottle baby jersey heifer then 400. Actually 400 is a very fair price for a tame, sweet baby.
    yarrow (who OWNS jerseys and wouldn't even think to offer her opinion on holsteins)
     
  7. MullersLaneFarm

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    Sorry you feel this way, Max.

    We've had thoughts of keeping her a year and getting her ready for being a family cow. We've successfully reconditioned a few production dairy cows (Jerseys) and raised up a Jersey heifer, had her AI'd and sold her to a wonderful homesteading family.

    When the girls leave us they are very docile & used to be handled. They can be haltered led, tied out (they love being tied in the apple orchard!) :) , stanchion broke, hand milked, milked by machine (or in the case of a first time heifer, stanchion broke and used to having their undeveloped udders handled). To keep Cora for a year wouldn't cost us anywhere near $600-$800 to do that and we could sell for an easy $1200. Right now we need a beef steer for the freezer.

    Most homesteaders don't want 80# (10 gallons) of milk a day (besides, if she is a bred heifer, how much she will give is all speculative.) Holsteins are a bit more common than Jerseys and is reflected in the price you pay.

    Our cow, Dolly, is full blood (not registered) Jersey and the bull is a registered Jersey from (crimeny - "mental" pause - the company starts with an "S" ??)

    Dolly has been grass fed for 4 years (with just a handful of grain at milking time). She produces 24-48 lbs (3-6 gallons) a day depending on her lactation period. She milked continuously for 23 months and was still giving 14# a day at the end.

    I know folks that would gladly pay more for a 3 week old Jersey, but we feel $400 is a fair price.
     
  8. MullersLaneFarm

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    Nope (although Paul would go for a milking shorthorn in a heartbeat!)

    Thanks for the support you guys. We've had a few inquiries. Paul's the one that makes the final decision about Cora (DD & friend named her. Corazón is Spanish for heart)
     
  9. BUDSMOM

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    I Think She Is Just Beautiful. She Is Certainly Worth 400.00. Wish I Had A Place For Her-my S/o Would Love Her.
     
  10. jerzeygurl

    jerzeygurl woolgathering

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    VERY interested in the animal, but am concerned about the distance. will talk to my husband,
     
  11. Ranchermom

    Ranchermom Sam at the Pecan Ranch

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    Ohhhhh shes a cutie. Thats about right the price for over here in South Texas too, infact I would be looking at maybe another hundred more for a small pure bred jersey calf.


    Hope you find her a good home :)

    Sam
     
  12. jnap31

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    I sold my pure bred 7 year old tame jersey for $500 when I had to leave to go to Kosovo last year.
     
  13. brierpatch1974

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    Cute one.. I wish i was closer to WI if so I would buy her today. And that is a good price.

    BP
     
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    Donna from Mo Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I'd buy her in a heartbeat, if she was within 200 miles of me.
     
  15. MullersLaneFarm

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    Cora was sold last night to a homesteading family near Springfield. I'm going to be sorry to see her go, she's a real sweet calf.