Mackie's have both Holstein (black and white) and Jersey (pale brown) cows and we have a breeding programme which includes a mix with Swedish Red.
Jerseys are known for their quiet temperament, ease of calving, early maturity, and great ability to convert roughage to milk. Holstein Friesians are known for high milk production and the Swedish Red for being particularly strong and healthy.
Jersey cows give an average of 21 litres of milk a day (which is equivalent to about 2.5 litres of double cream) and Holstein Friesian give an average of 32 litres of milk a day. The Jersey milk is creamier with 6% butterfat while the Holsteins produce milk of around 3.8% butterfat.