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Guernsey Cattle

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Bred animal myself

Gender: Both

Appearance

4/5

Temperament

5/5

Health

1/5

Growth rate

3/5

Calving ease

4/5

Tolerance for heat

4/5

Tolerance for cold

4/5

Commercial value

3/5

Guernsey

By

California, United States

Posted Sep 05, 2015

Guernsey cows are a very unique breed of dairy cow. They originate in the English Channel on a small island. I’ve found them to be very frail compared to most other dairy breeds. They don’t have the same longevity and health traits of the other dairy breeds. Their feet and legs need some improvement to help improve their longevity. For this reason, we’ve decided to focus on other dairy breeds.

The Guernsey breed has progressed significantly genetically and breeding better cows. I anticipate that in the future, Guernsey’s will rival some of the other breeds. They are calm animals with mild personalities. I would love to have some more in the future. Did you know their milk is high in Beta-carotene. It’s a trait that is unique to the herd. It may serve as a way to popularize the breed if people want to drink milk with more vitamin A

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