Kōrero: Dairying and dairy products

Jersey cow

Jersey cow

New Zealand’s first pedigree Jerseys were two cows and a bull brought to Whanganui by Thomas Syers in 1862. Smaller than Friesian-Holsteins, Jerseys soon became popular. Taranaki was the first Jersey province in the country, in the early 1900s.

Using this item

Jersey New Zealand

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Hugh Stringleman and Frank Scrimgeour, 'Dairying and dairy products - Dairy cattle breeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15705/jersey-cow (accessed 24 August 2019)

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