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Reverence Posted - May 24 2016 : 12:18:16 PM

We have been raising Jerseys for about 12 years. In the beginning we bought a big standard Jersey from a neighboring family farm. Fell in love with her and bought a few more... As the years went on, we desired to size down (our original girls were around 52 inches and 1000 pounds or more). We bought semen from Dexter Corner and got the following generation down to 49 inches. I like their size, but still feel like I want to see them bit smaller. I've always dreamed of having the old Jersey size. So, our plan continues... I've got some very high butterfat in the line that I hope to maintain or even improve. Because for us, it's all about the butter! In searching once again for semen to reach our goals, I found this site and it felt like finding family! I hope to get opinions on where to find very high quality semen that will keep our lines as good or better in the generations to come.

I'm so glad to have found you!

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Reverence Posted - May 25 2016 : 06:22:05 AM
Thanks NellieBelle. I'm off to see how much milk the calves left for me this morning!
NellieBelle Posted - May 25 2016 : 02:19:39 AM
Welcome Reverence. Like the ladies said above, nice to have you and do join in. There is so much to learn from this HJO chatroom forums. Look forward to reading more about Jersey cows and conversation you share. Always nice to meet new folks and their Jersey cows. Welcome!
Reverence Posted - May 24 2016 : 7:22:42 PM
Thanks, MaryJane and Txbikergirl.

I look forward to sharing some photos with you soon. And, I will surely join in the daily chit chat.

I have been snatching bits of time to read some of the posts here throughout the day. What a thoughtful group of people you have here. And so much wonderful information.
txbikergirl Posted - May 24 2016 : 7:14:22 PM
welcome reverence! i am a newbie cow owner here, but enjoying the journey and so appreciating the mentoring i get around here from the others. you'll find no one here that is judgemental or snippy, we'll freely share differences of opinion but in a lovely community way.

you'll have to introduce us to a few of your cows, photos of course please!, so that we can ooh and aaah over your jersey girls. we love photos around here. and see the daily "chit chat" post as every day someone starts a post for the day and we all share everything mundane and major. its fantastic.
maryjane Posted - May 24 2016 : 3:03:19 PM
Welcome!!! It sounds like with your background, you'll be a wonderful addition to all things Jersey here. This place does feel like family. Again, welcome.