Jersey Shorthorn Cross

If I cross Registered Shorthorns with a Jersey bull, what dairying value

will the progeny have?

This makes an excellent cross. Even beef-strain Shorthorns have lots of

milking power if it is developed and the Jersey cross will bring it out

in the progeny. The cows have excellent milking qualities and give very

rich milk. They also have a big frame and fine constitution. About the

finest cows in Humboldt county were of this cross although Jersey bulls

have been used so long that the Shorthorn blood is almost eliminated.

The first "improved" cattle in California and the first cross made for

dairy purposes was Jersey bulls upon grade Shorthorn cows. Later the

Holstein Friesians became popular and they and their grades are now most


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