Showing Dairy Cattle - A Brief Overview
The Six Breeds of Cows
Originating in Holland, this breed is the most popular in the United States. Holsteins' demeanors can vary from animal to animal.
This breed produces very high quality milk and cream and originated from the Island of Jersey, near France. Jerseys are typically stubborn and difficult to show. http://naj.usjersey.com/TheJerseyCow.aspx
Ayrshires are from Scotland, originally. They are known to have a lot of energy and produce milk efficiently. This breed tends to have a lot of energy and a mild temperament.
This breed is from England and is not very popular in the United States. Theses animals are typically described as docile.
Guernseys are from the English Channel and have a unique color of milk, yellow. This breed is also described as docile.
This breed originates from the Alps and typically has a very calm demeanor.
1 Year Before - look for dairy shows