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    Wisconsin 2007: Dairy Cattle ÔÇô a riders guide

    In the rest of the nation they may be cows. In Wisconsin they are dairy cattle. Here is a riderÔÇÖs guide to the various breeds you see along and at times on the road.
    Dairy cows come in different sizes and shapes. Those having the same size, shape, color, temperament, and abilities are classed by breed. The major US dairy breeds are Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, and Milking Shorthorn. The largest dairy breed in terms of number of cows is the Holstein.
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    Ayrshire

    Ayrshires came to the United States from the County of Ayr in Scotland in 1822. Their color varies from light to deep cherry red, mahogany, brown, or a combination of these colors with white. Some are all white. They weigh 1,200 pounds when mature.
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    Brown Swiss

    Brown Swiss came to the United States from Switzerland in 1869. They are solid brown varying from very light to dark. They weigh 1,500 pounds when mature.
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    Guernsey

    Guernseys came to the United States from the Isle of Guernsey, an island in the English Channel off the coast of France in 1831. Their color is a shade of fawn with white markings. They weigh 1,150 pounds when mature. Their milk is a distinctive golden color.
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    Holstein

    Holsteins came to the United States from Holland in 1621. They are black and white. They weigh 1,500 pounds when mature. They produce the most milk on average
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    Jersey

    Jerseys came to the United States from the Isle of Jersey, another of the islands in the English Channel. They are fawn in color and may have white markings. They weigh 900 pounds when mature. They are the smallest of the dairy breeds but produce milk with the highest protein and fat content.
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    Milking Shorthorn

    The Milking Shorthorn originated in Northeastern England and arrived in the United States in 1783. Milking Shorthorn cattle are red or white or any combination. A mature cow usually weighs about 1400 pounds..
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    These cows are rideable?
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    Milage will vary with size and feed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnszilla
    These cows are rideable?

    we did as kids

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    Quote Originally Posted by marK11LT
    we did as kids
    You must have been really bored.

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    so mark, is that why you liked the LT?


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    Quote Originally Posted by robnye
    You must have been really bored.
    not really dairy farms were great fun as kids
    riding cows, jumping out of hay lofts, hiding in the corn

    it wasn't until we got we got older that we got got recruited to help on them....

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    Quote Originally Posted by robnye
    You must have been really bored.

    Life on a farm is anything BUT boring.

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    There are small hurds of galloway and belted galloway sprinkled through the state. Here is a link to one such operation.
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