The jersey bug has struck again......

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by allenslabs, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. allenslabs

    allenslabs Saanen & Boer Breeder

    Feb 5, 2005
    Well.......... Im gettin another jersey..... :shrug: I had sold my cow Annie cause DH hated the milk cow and let me have milk goats. Well the kids needed a 4H calf and I told an amish guy I would buy whatever the cow had heifer or steer. Well he wrote me and said she had a little heifer!!! I was so excited! I am giving him 2 saanen buck kids and $50 for her and am getting her on saturday!! I just cant wait! She is of course adorable. And yes I did get hubby clearance. So we'll see how it goes. I figure for $150 I can't really go wrong as that's what holstein steers go for here IF You can find them.
    So .......... I'm in the cows agaiN!!
  2. JeffNY

    JeffNY Seeking Type

    Dec 13, 2004
    New York
    For a purebred, that is one heck of a deal... :)

    Cow bug will never leave you, even some people who haven't farmed in years have the cow bug, and find a way to be around cows.


  3. JulieLou42

    JulieLou42 Well-Known Member

    Mar 28, 2005
    North Central Idaho, Zone 5
    Jeff, that's so very true!!! Cows in the field have just always turned my head their direction. I lost my first one to some undetermined illness in 1974, a Brown Swiss that was like a huge puppy, and was heartbroken over that. It never dawned on me in all the intervening years that I'd ever have a chance to get another because I lived in many places during that time where a cow was out of the question and the thought never entered my head, but here I am, with this huge Guernsey XAngus, that that I got in 2001 that AI breeds easily every heat, and is a fine milker. Property can carry 3 cow-calf pairs or 8 feeders, so I want to build to that. Must cross-fence into paddocks first, I believe. Maybe DH will let me get that done this year. It's all in orchard grass that needs reseeded.