I have been around beef cattle all of my life so I feel really stupid asking these questions even though they are questions about dairy cattle. So for all you dairy cattle people out there: 1. Jerseys look all sweet and innocent, but is there an ornery streak hidden in those liquid brown eyes that I should know about? 2. I don't like the looks of Brown Swiss but is there a redeeming quality about them that should override that? 3. About how much milk will an average holstein give? What about a Jersey? I know the butterfat in the Jersey milk will be MUCH higher than in the holstein milk. 4. What do they eat? I know that is a stupid question, but one I want to know about. We fed our dairy goats: alfalfa hay out the wazoo (in front of them 24/7), an 18% grain ration (that actually contained Pro Vider 38 -dairy cow pellet-), free choice baking soda (helps to neutralize stomach acid, and free choice goat minerals. Is that anywhere near what you would feed to a milking or growing calf? About how much of each? 5. I don't have much in the way of pasture. Maybe 3/4 an acre. So there won't be much. But it is divided so that I can rotate between 2 sections. 6. How much will a heifer calf cost me. Registerable. Nice conformation, good bloodlines (show and milk) as my younger brother might show it in 4-H. Ok that's it for now. Thanks in advance!