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How much does a milking Devon cost?

How much does a milking Devon cost?

A lot of the variation is related to the age, breeding and demand for a particular breeders cattle. As a general rule a 6-month-old calf will range in cost from $1000 to $1500 at current market pricing. REMEMBER ALL DEVONS ARE NOT CREATED EQUALLY.

How much milk does a milking Devon produce?

Devon breeders report few birthing problems, for the calves are a nice, small size. The cow is a good mother with plenty of milk. Under dairy conditions, Milking Devons can produce up to 12,000 pounds of milk annually with 5 percent butterfat.

How much does a Devon cow weigh?

They are of a medium size, mature cows will weigh about 1,000 – 1,200 pounds at maturity and bulls may weigh 1,400 – 1,700 pounds at maturity.

How much milk does a Milking Shorthorn produce per year?

Average milk production for the breed is about 7,000 kg (15,000 lb) in an annual lactation of 305 days, with 3.8% butterfat and 3.3% protein.

Which cow breed is heaviest?

The Chianina is both the tallest and the heaviest breed of cattle. Mature bulls stand up to 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in), and oxen may reach 2 m (6 ft 7 in). It is not unusual for bulls to exceed 1,600 kg (3,500 lb) in weight.

How long do Milking Shorthorn cows live?

Improved longevity, with the majority of cows lasting more than 5 lactations. According the Canadian Dairy Network (2001), the breed with the greatest percentage of cows recorded as very quiet or quiet temperament.

How many lbs of TMR will a cow eat per day?

High producing dairy cows will eat 110 to 120 pounds of wet feed a day or 50 to 55 pounds of dry matter (DM) a day.

Are Highland cattle good milking cows?

Highland Cattle make great all around homestead farm animals. They make good milk cows as their milk is high in butterfat . Not as much milk as a production milk cow, but enough for a homestead.

What are the best dairy cattle breeds?

averaging 600-700 pounds at maturity.

  • 500 registered at any one time.
  • Jersey.
  • Brown Swiss.
  • Milking Shorthorn.
  • Is the Milking Shorthorn a single or dual purpose cow?

    The Milking Shorthorn could be considered a dual-purpose breed. They average 1,400 pounds at maturity. Calves are considered easy fleshing for a dairy breed and produce fine beef.