Meet Romeo, our new (used) Jersey bull. John and Justin brought him home Sunday.
We were in need of a new bull but the pure bred, mature Devons are so expensive that when this guy, who was something of a blue-light special (due to a slightly deformed jaw caused by a kick from a donkey) came available. we decided to use him for a few years.
The Jersey Girls will have a chance of producing full blood Jerseys and the Devons will have Devon/Jersey crosses -- which should be pretty nice.
I'm told that all the cows were excited by his arrival -- and why not, he's a good looking guy. John tells me he's sweet-tempered, which is good as dairy bulls have a reputation of being mean. Still, I'm just as glad he's been de-horned.
Thanks to Nancy (one of our tenants) for sending the pictures! Marigold is looking on with interest. . .