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 answers....so 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.

3 comments:

Terry and Linda said...

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

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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.