She's such a good momma, whether to her own calf or to the fosters she raises every year. I'm willing to put up with less cream in exchange for a happy cow and healthy calves. Our current baby is just over three weeks old and she's gaining an average of 15 pounds per week. So at least I know the cream is being put to good use!
I like the cross-bred vigor, too. She's big for a Jersey, at just over 1,000 lbs on average, but she's got the shorter Jersey legs. We've been breeding her to Angus to get faster growing calves and will be sending #3 to the butcher on Tuesday - he weighs just over 1,000 lbs and is 17 months old. He'll make nice beef.