Field Frame Friday: A Little Moo for You!

Jersey dairy calves (like the cutie seen here) are smaller than their Holstein counterparts, which are the black and white spotted dairy cows. Jerseys typically weigh around 60 pounds (27kg), compared to Holstein calves who can be born at over 100 lbs (45kg)! These are the two most common breeds of dairy cows in the United States, with an assortment of other breeds used in countries across the world.

[Photo and caption by Isabelle McDonald-Gilmartin]


USDA. 2016. Dairy 2014: Dairy cattle management practices in the United States. Report No. 1. USDA-APHIS-VS-NAHMS.

[Edited by Ian Ramshorn Haliburton]

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