This girl came the whole way from WA with her sister Sally Jo. Her dam is a granddaughter of both imported Knotting bulls, and her sire’s dam is also a great milk producer. I’m very happy to add her amazing combination of genetics to my herd. Janie is a well built cow with excellent udder structure.
Janie unfortunately lost her first calf, but that gave me the opportunity to train her to milk & see what her production was like. She was not settling into the role of milk cow nicely, so was dried off early. But her milk is lovely, creamy & oh, so delicious! By one week into lactation, her production was ramping up close to 2 gallons a day, and she hadn’t hit peak yet. And of course, she has the lovely udder she was bred for. When Libby was born, Janie decided she was a milk cow after all, and she has been a reliable milker ever since…my go-to milk cow.
I hate to see this girl go, but am in the position where hard decisions need to be made. I have Libby as a replacement for Janie, so Janie has gone to a new home. I look forward to a quality line of descendants from this girl.
In the first additional photo below, Janie is one year old. The second photo & udder picture are from her first lactation, taken two weeks after freshening. The jars of milk are from day 4 and show what a nice thick cream line she gives.
|color||black, carries red (E/e)|
| de(horned) |
- 8/5/16 – (DOA) red heifer by Belle Fourche Clay
- 7/6/17 – “Libby”, red heifer by Thomas
- 5/22/18 – “Big Mac”, black steer by Schmoozer
- Sire: Mrald July Joe: Iodine x Circle H’s Frederick
- Dam: Hillview Daren Jane: Hillview Daisy May Lucifer x Riverhill Saturn’s Galaxy