Jersey cattle are relatively small in size (400-450kg per cow), hence do not produce the largest milk yield, but the milk from these cows does have the highest fat and protein content of any breed. For example, a packet of Jersey butter (250g) can be made from 4 litres of Jersey milk, whereas it would take over 5.5 litres of milk from a Holstein to produce the same quantity of butter.
The Guernsey is a breed of cattle which is commonly used in dairy farming. It’s colour is fawn and white and they are most famous for the rich flavour of milk.
The Guernsey, as its name implies, was bred on the British Channel Island of Guernsey. It’s believed to be breed from the French, Isigny from Normandy and the Froment du Leon from Brittany.
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