Highland cows

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  1. rileycows

    rileycows Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone ever milked a Highland cow? I have one that im planning to calf share and would like any info. Thanks
     
  2. Vernitta

    Vernitta Well-Known Member

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    I'm currently milking a 1/2 Highland 1/2 Jersey and calf sharing. I separate the calf over night and milk in the morning. I'm taking 1/2 a gallon a day.
     
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  3. haypoint

    haypoint Well-Known Member Supporter

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    IMHO, the Jersey part is increasing your milk output about a gallon a day and helps with the temperament about 200%.
     
  4. rileycows

    rileycows Well-Known Member

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    Hi Vernitta, thank you!
     
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    rileycows Well-Known Member

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    haypoint, the jersey part may be increasing the milk output but as for the temperment, you cant find a more laid back than yhe Highland! I worked with jerseys, holsteins and shorthorns growing up and the steers and bulls wete almost psycotic at times and you didnt go near a holstein with a calf unless you had a cattleprod in hand.
     
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  6. ShannonR

    ShannonR hillbilly farmgirl

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    Jersey blood isn't much of an improvement to ANY bovine's temperment..... hands down, in all of my years being around cattle (have been aroud them since I was a toddler) Jerseys have the WORST attitude of them all....they really take the cake, too smart for their own good.

    I personally like the Highland attitude, much preferable to Jersey.
     
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    Yellowsnow Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing those of you talking about a Jersey's attitude haven't been around a real Angus.

    But then again, like every other animal out there, the diversity within the breed is wide and far.