FAMILY AND / OR BUSINESS NAME
The Richardson Family.
125 Pedigree Jerseys. Calving the herd all year round and feeding as much home grown forage as possible. The cows are housed in winter in straw yards with an early turnout usually possible due to ground conditions allowing us to do this.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD PEDIGREE JERSEYS?
SUPPLIES / PRODUCES
We supply milk to Longley Farm on a pedigree Jersey contract.
WHAT WAS YOUR REASON FOR CHOOSING TO MILK PEDIGREE JERSEY CATTLE?
Jerseys are the prefect forage to milk converters. With a local supplier producing dairy products with purely Jersey milk it was market demand that determined the breed. However, as a family we have always been interested in breeding and showing cattle so we have found this is a great opportunity to meet friends that also share this passion.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE JERSEY BREED AND IN PARTICULAR YOUR HERD?
Our cows are medium sized functional type with the odd show cow amongst the herd. As a small family operation it is essential that the herd are easy care cows and our show cattle can mix in amongst the rest of the herd.