Barry & Jenny Daw.
Bluegrass & Bluerock Jerseys.
We milk just under 100 pedigree jersey cows on a county council farm in Hertfordshire. The herd originates from Jenny’s parents Herd – Kentucky Jerseys, which established in 1947 with 1 jersey cow called Blondie.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD PEDIGREE JERSEYS?
A number of staple cows were brought by Barry and Jenny which added a solid background to their herd Bluegrass, which was established in 1983, including a Blondie with many descendants still in the herd today.
SUPPLIES / PRODUCES
Daughter Claire started Dawlicious Ice Cream in 2014 after leaving school after A levels. She specialises in bespoke flavours for restaurants and weddings. She has a large catering trailer too for larger events and supplies local farm shops deli’s. In 2015 a milk vending machine was installed, selling raw milk at £1.20 a litre at the farm gate. Click here to view Dawlicious in the Jersey Producer Directory.
WHAT WAS YOUR REASON FOR CHOOSING TO MILK PEDIGREE JERSEY CATTLE?
Jenny had a passion from a very young age in her parent’s successful pedigree Jersey herd. The passion for pedigrees, show rings and sales continued when she met Barry. Milking brilliant cows is what makes getting up at 5am worthwhile!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE JERSEY BREED AND IN PARTICULAR YOUR HERD?
The jersey cows all have individual characteristics which makes them a joy to work with. There are definitely some divas, some drama queens but also quiet hard working girls who plod away in the background.