Which is why we went with the Jersey breed. It was the best of both worlds. We didn't have to pay an outrageous amount for an animal that was already familiar with hand milking, she throws good calves, we have a nice output of milk for family, friends and hogs, and she keeps well on little more than an acre.In my case smaller is better. I have limited pasture. Iâm more concerned with keeping the operation âright-sizedâ vs. maximizing efficiency and output. I think there are a lot of homesteaders with the same goals.