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Offline RHC81

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Anyone using Red Polls for butter or cheese-making?
« on: November 07, 2015, 04:14:21 PM »
Is anyone using Red Polls for butter or cheese-making? I know they, historically, were used for this and are still considered a heritage dual-purpose breed. Any experiences with them?

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Re: Anyone using Red Polls for butter or cheese-making?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2015, 12:30:26 PM »
We had some jersey/red poll crosses! No pure red poll though, sorry! The jersey obviously will make higher volumes of milk and have that high butterfat. Red poll is good dual purpose- and good to cross breed into jerseys to improve things like leg and foot stature. I love the color of the red poll too and the crosses seem to have been much stronger calves than the pure jersey calves. Are you thinking about getting one?