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Exploring the different colors of the dairy industry

Wed, 06/29/2016

Learning more about different breeds of dairy cattle can be beneficial.


by Taylor Leach, Hoard’s Dairyman Editorial Intern

I’m not colorblind, but I only see black, white, and brown on my family’s dairy operation.

Our 40-cow herd is made up of mostly Holsteins along with a few Jerseys thrown into the mix. Holsteins were the norm on our farm up until 1998, when I begged my parents to purchase a Jersey calf and add a little color to our herd. I still had an appreciation for our herd of Holsteins but quickly fell in love with the new breed. Recently, I have been exposed to other breeds of dairy cattle and have experienced the colorful world of the dairy industry. Read more

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