Jersey Cow

Name

Jersey Cow

Scientific Name

Bos taurus

Characteristics

Cows were domesticated thousands of years ago and are still farmed by humans for their meat, milk and hides (skin). Cows are ruminants; this means that they have a highly effective digestive system which allows them to get as much nutrition out of their food as possible.

Jersey cows are sandy-coloured and known for their good looks! Jerseys are also renowned for the quality of the milk that they produce, which is high in butterfat, protein and calcium.

Diet

British cows mostly eat grass in summertime and silage (preserved grass) in the winter months. Farmers may also supplement their cows’ diet with cereals and corn.

Size Fact

The average cow weighs about 1,400lbs.

Food Fact

Cows spend between 6-11 hours grazing per day.

Fun Fact

Cows are pregnant for 9 months - just like people!

IUCN Red list

Jersey cows are not currently classified on the IUCN red list.

Where do I live?

Jersey cows originate from Europe

Our animals

Our Jersey cow is called Jessie

   
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