Story: Dairying and dairy products

Cross-bred cows

Cross-bred cows

Crossing Friesian-Holsteins with Jersey cows produced an animal midway in size between the two parents and with the advantages of both. Such cows have good udders and excellent longevity, and calve easily. Their gestation period is seven days less than Friesian-Holsteins.

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Hugh Stringleman and Frank Scrimgeour, 'Dairying and dairy products - Dairy cattle breeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 February 2020)

Story by Hugh Stringleman and Frank Scrimgeour, published 24 Nov 2008