One of our milk customers mentioned wanting a milk cow so I offered him Dorsey, my oldest Jersey. She just had her 7th calf. She gives around 5 gallons a day at her peak, and a touch under 4 gallons average per day during her lactation. She has had milk fever 4 times in 7 calves, but never severe. She kicks if one is too rough with her udder, but can be milked by hand or machine. She has 1 blind quarter. She is dehorned. She ought to be worth the $750 I paid for her. The fellow wanted to know if she was for sale today. I told him check back in the fall; October or Novermber maybe, but by the end of February for sure. By then she should be due to calve on or about April 1. I have five head of milk stock to breed the last of June or first of July, that will give me too many to milk once they freshen, unless I take on new milk customers; which I ain't gonna do. Most likely I will selling Lucy the Jersey too. Lucy is a year younger than Dorsey. She is fiddle fit and gives about a gallon per day more than Dorsey. The fellow said he really wants a milk cow, and I told him to chain himself to the barn for a few months before he decides if he is serious. However it works out, the girls have a good home until late fall or early spring. My Jersey heifer Tulip, will do to breed in December for a calf in September of 2006. If I can come up with another winter bred cow I will have my little herd freshening spring and fall for a constant supply of milk.