CROSS BREDS of Cattle - Livestocks | Animal Husbandry

 Cross Breds

Dairy breeds of cattle 

Jersey cross

  • Jersey crosses are produced by upgrading/ cross breeding the non descript / Indigenous breeds of cows with Jersey semen.
  • Jersey crosses are suitable dairy animals for tropical plains of our country.
  • They are medium sized, have better heat tolerance than other exotic crosses and well adapted to our climate.
  • Depending on the milk production potential of our indigenous cows, the Jersey crosses may show 2 to 3 fold increase in milk yield in the first generation.


jersey cross

Holstein Friesian crosses

  • The HF crosses are more suitable for cooler climatic regions like hilly areas as they are less tolerant to heat.
  • Have less resistance to tropical diseases than Jersey crosses.
  • Although the milk yield is higher in HF crosses the fat per cent is less.
holstein friesian crosses

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