Hidden River Ranch Jersey and Nurse Cows
We raise Nurse cows, which for the most part are calm, easy calving, easy going cows.
Our main girl is Sherry, she was our first ever Jersey. She has shown us how wonderful Jersey's can be and has produced a number of great Nurse cows for us.
The nurse cows we sell are Jersey/Angus cows. They have the milking abilities of a Jersey, with rich cream and medium volume. These girls you can add an extra calf or two to them and turn them out to graze, without the worry of too much milk and issues that go along with that. These girls are easy keepers, do not tend to run down like a pure Jersey tends to and just keep more meat on her bones.
We find the personalites of our crosses are that of a Jersey, very calm and easy to handle. They are not overly large cows so that helps with the handling of them. Although we state they are nurse cows, these girls make wonderful family milk cows as well.
We have 2 Nurse cow prospects up for sale. Asking $1200 each for them. These are just prospects, they have had minimal training and are not bred yet, they will be bred in June of 2014 to calve in April/May of 2015.
The first is out of Clover, "June" is a beautiful girl with Longhorn markings, she is polled and we are working on calming her down to let us touch her. She was born June 2013. (Red Angus, Holstein, Longhorn). Her sister is Oreo and she has proven herself to be an excellent nurse cow, she is not halter broke but raised us 2 nice calves in 2013, I have no doubt June will have the same milking and nurse cow properties as her sister does.
The second is out of Sherry, she is a Red Angus cross and polled as well. We are still working on taming her down as well. She as born June 2013.