“They’re efficient little cows,” says Heather Fabrizio of Haven Heritage Farm & Dairy in Myrtle, Missouri. After acquiring a few mini-Jerseys in 2009, she and her husband, Mario, were amazed by the petite animals’ productivity. “They’re much better at feed conversion. That’s what you look at: the feed cost versus the milk price,” adds Heather. “We’re the only ones I know of right now who intend to milk these cows commercially.” The Fabrizios also plan to breed their farm’s full-size Jerseys and Holsteins with a miniature Jersey bull.
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