Yeah I know! We had a jersey family cow when I was younger and well my grandfather always had at least 2 jersey cows all the time. I have a couple of beef cows now but I'd like to have a jersey again. I kinds got a soft spot for them.
My uncle raises dairy steers for his catering business. He always retained jersey steers for his family only as he like their flavor and tenderness. Wish he would share them with me. We have few large cow/calf operations near us, always have jerseys or jersey cross cows running with beef cattle.
supa dexta I think we need to become better friends lol. but im not after a jersey for the claves as much as im looking for one for milk and cream. the calf is really just bonus. getting a young heifer I can raise her to be as gentle as possible.
When we had the jersey we would milk about a gallon off her a day plus give the rest to the calf. And we'll you can't sell milk here but you can accept a "donation" toward her feed. So I understand the amount of milk we r talking about here. And like someone said if I can't keep up wit the milk I can always pick up a Holstein steer and nurse him off her too.