oa Agriprobe - Preliminary results on crossbreeding Jerseys with Fleckvieh sires

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



In South Africa the Jersey breed is very popular especially among dairy farmers using cultivated pastures as a primary feed source. A major problem with Jerseys is that little income is generated by rearing bull calves for beef while the sale of cull cows (for beef) also do not contribute significantly to herd income. To improve this Jerseys have to be crossbred with other breeds with more beef potential.

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