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Unique Jersey Breaks 100,000 Kilo Mark

04 December 2013

AUSTRIA – A Jersey cow in Carinthia has produced over 100,000 kilos of milk in its lifetime, in a feat the agriculture chamber is hailing as ‘unique’.

The agriculture chamber (LKO) has announced that 16 year old Tanja VG 83 has broken a milk production record by becoming the first Jersey cow in Austria to reach the milestone.

Born in 1997, Tanja averaged 7136 litres over 12 lactations, with 5.35 per cent fat and 3.73 per cent protein. Her maximum yield was 8361 kilos of milk with higher fat content.

An LKO spokesman said: “To produce 100,000 kg milk is no longer a rarity these days for some breeds. For Jersey cows however, this is unique.”

The Carinthian Holstein Association has congratulated the Hassler family, Tanja’s owners, on the success.

The LKO concluded that hilly ground represents a challenge for some breeds but the Jersey has adapted to life in Austria very well.

TheCattleSite News Desk


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