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Short course opening for artificial insemination in cattle for the year 2018, for more information read the training instructions and download the application form to apply.

DID YOU KNOWN JERSEY BREED?

  • Jersey cattle are among the most recognizable cattle in the world! The little dairy breed originates from the Island of Jersey.
  • They are typically light brown in colour. This can range from almost grey to dull black, which is known as Mulberry.
  • They are small-framed, with bulls weighing no more than 820kg on average, while cows weigh about 500kg at most.
  • Jerseys can adapt very well to extreme temperatures and harsh environment than other breeds of dairy cattle.
  • The breed has great longevity, cutting down the need for replacement costs for herds! This also allows for more lactations during the lifetime of cows.
  • Jersey cattle have excellent resistance against disease. Cases of mastitis and dystocia (difficult calving) are very low, with some studies showing that Jerseys are half as likely to suffer from udder problems compared to other dairy breeds. This is handy for farmers who want to keep their herds healthy and productive.
  •  Jersey cattle are small at birth, weighing only around 25kgs, which makes it easier on the dam. Some studies has shown that around 96% of births in first-lactation Jerseys needed no assistance, while second-or-more lactation cows had 99% unassisted births.
  • They have high fertility rates, and mature early! Many cows give birth for the first time after they reach 19 months. The calving interval also remains short.
  • A Jersey cow usually produces about 5,000kg of milk per lactation. However, there are some high-standard exceptions that can produce up to 9,000kg per lactation!
  • Their milk is considered quite a luxury product across in Tanzania and other countries! It has a high butterfat content of 4.84% which is 25% more than average milk, and protein reaches about 3.95%, which is 18% more than other breeds’ product. Jersey milk also has 25% more calcium than average! Also Jersey milk is able to help increase the product yields and manufacturing plant efficiency, for cheese-makers, they make 25% more cheese from Jersey milk whereas for butter-makers, they are able to increase their yield by over 30%, both at a lower cost per weight of product.
  • Their efficiency in converting grass to high quality milk at low costs is an attractive trait.

WHY DO I CHOOSE JERSEY BREED?

The jersey breed have the following advantages compared to other breeds of dairy cattle

  • Produce more milk in relation to body weight
  • Small body size, and this make them easy to feed.
  • Jerseys can adapt very well to extreme temperatures and harsh environment.
  • They have high fertility rates, and mature early!
  • Jersey cattle have excellent resistance against disease.
  • The breed has great longevity
  • Their milk has a high butterfat content of 4.84% which is 25% more than average milk, and protein reaches about 3.95%, which is 18% more than other breeds’ product

WHERE/HOW CAN I GET A JERSEY COW?

Simply you can use Artificial insemination technique to improve you are herd of cattle by using bulls semen from pedigree registered and Proven bulls which are available at NAIC.

No.

NAME

CODE

BREEDING STATUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

1

DIAN

413

Pedigree registered

Kenya

2

KASA

414

Pedigree registered

Kenya

3

MOON

415

Pedigree registered

South Africa

         

4

LENNY

416

Pedigree registered

New Zealand

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