Thursday, March 28, 2013

Some Cool Cow Stories

Not the one that brought all that money

Jersey sells for record price...right here in NY. This is a pretty darned good article. The author is not a cow person, but they knew how to ask the right questions and listen to the it gives good reasons for why certain type traits are desirable in a dairy cow. Alas, the comments are pretty pathetic.

Here is a truly comprehensive obituary of sorts for R. Peter Heffering, one of the true greats of the Holstein world. Ralph was fortunate enough to be introduced to Mr. Heffering at a sale in Canandaigua years ago. We also saw one of his most famous cows, Brookview Tony Charity sold for $1,450,000 on our honeymoon in Port Perry, Ontario.


Terry and Linda said...

WOW! That is an amazing price. The comments show that most people are clueless!


June said...

If you saw a cow sold for $1,000,000+, how can $170,000 be a record. There's something I'm missing...

She certainly is a beautiful animal, whether or not you know anything about cows!

threecollie said...

Linda, pretty spectacular indeed!

June, Charity was a Holstein. The newer cow set a record price for Jerseys, which until recently trailed far behind Holsteins in popularity. Personally, I am a fan of Holsteins...I have yet to ever milk a Jersey cow that didn't kick. I am sure they are out there somewhere, but every single one of ours will tag you with a hind hoof every chance she gets.