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happyfarmwife Posted - Aug 17 2015 : 2:16:04 PM
"Knight's Mount Duchess" is a registered 50% Dutch Belted/Jersey cow, trained for hand milking, available for sale, east central Oklahoma.

She's currently 5 months in to her first lactation and bred to registered A2/A2 Dutch Belted bull using Heifer Plus to increase the odds of having a heifer.
Duchess was born here at our farm to a grade Jersey heifer purchased from a commercial dairy. Duchess has been handled daily since birth, is very gentle, halter trained, stanchion trained and stands beautifully for hand milking.
"Duchess" looks very Jersey and is a small mid-size Jersey size cow. She's about 50" at the shoulder.
She shows very nice dairy character and her udder attachment is excellent in both rear and fore udder. Excellent suspensory ligaments hold the udder high and tight!
Her teats are adequate for hand milking and she milks easy especially for a first freshener! She calved without issue and has been completely healthy in every way. She is vaccinated and Beta-Casein tested.

Dutch Belted dairy cows claim to fame is their ability to produce high quality milk on grass/forage and are prized in grass-based production dairies. The fat particles in the milk are very small so that the milk digestibility is similar to goat's milk and also makes excellent soft cheeses.

Duchess is a quiet girl, a little shy at times but is friendly once she gets to know you. She understands what is expected of her is a very willing farmstead partner. She is usually first to come in at milking time. She is not pushy and absolutely loves to have her neck scratched.
She is currently raising her calf so we only milk her occasionally so she remembers her job. When she first freshened, she was producing about 3 gallons per day. From the looks of her big calf, she's doing a great job! From talking to other Dutch Belted breeders we have learned that Dutch Belteds continue to improve and increase production with each successive lactation.

Dutch Belts have excellent longevity with many being productive into their late teens and early twenties.

Duchess has been bred to an A2/A2 Dutch Belted bull and has missed one heat cycle now. We will have her vet checked to confirm pregnancy and her price includes her Beta Casein test results, Transfer of registration and health certificate if needed for out of state travel.

We raise, breed, calve out and train farmstead milk cows! We handle our heifers from the time they are tiny and by the time they are weaned, they are already standing quiet in the stanchion, practicing to be a milk cow! We spend the time with our girls so that when the time comes for them to share their milk with us, they understand their part in the farmstead partnership!

We rarely sell first fresheners because most cows are so new at their job that they need a second time to be ready for a new family. This little girl is doing great and I believe is ready for a new family.

Price for Duchess: $2800
Please note: I have tried several times to upload a couple photos and get "500 internal server error" message. So will try again later. I will send photos direct to you, just ask.
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CloversMum Posted - Dec 12 2015 : 08:45:30 AM
Wouldn't it be a treat to be able to test taste everyone's milk cows' milk? Like a wine tasting, only better! You could then quickly determine which breed has the taste you best liked, maybe even which diet the cows were being fed made the milk taste best, etc.
happyfarmwife Posted - Dec 11 2015 : 12:22:13 PM
The fact that Dutch Belteds milk proteins and fats are both structurally smaller and less likely to clump together may be why it's more digestible and causes fewer problems for those sensitive to milk digestion.
Do you pasteurize your farm fresh milk or use it natural? Reason for asking is this, the natural enzymes present in the raw milk help with digestion. A local family with two boys with milk allergies come to the farm to visit often. Their boys love fresh natural milk from our cows and can use it without issue. So they get milk for the family often. The one son who was the most sensitive to store bought high temp "Franken-milk" is now able to drink milk at school without's as if his body has developed the enzymes necessary to digest milk and it has helped with his overall health and since he LOVES milk, he can even drink "school" milk without issue. Their mom is absolutely thrilled......
I do know that cheese made with half Dutch Belted milk and half traditional Jersey milk has a softer texture compared to using all Jersey milk. The cheese has a wonderful smooth texture and flavor. Hard to describe...

Wish there was some way to send you some milk....
CloversMum Posted - Dec 11 2015 : 11:38:17 AM
Yes, you are correct, Ron. I'm really looking forward to Betsy's milk and trying it with my daughter. I just wasn't aware that Dutch Belted cows were known for their similarities to goat milk! I like the cream factor of Jerseys and Guernseys. I remember you saying that Betsy's mom produced oodles of cream! Yum... That cream is like gold ... so many people want the cream and I like being able to scoop it off the top of the fresh milk.

I love how different cow breeds each have their "claim to fame." It is so interesting to learn about all of them!
Ron Posted - Dec 11 2015 : 10:57:41 AM
FYI Charlene. I know it's not a popular topic but the milk from Betsy is A2A2. Some tell me it makes a difference. I know we have had some swear by Harriet's milk...I guess it's something to think about.
CloversMum Posted - Dec 11 2015 : 08:56:58 AM
Unfortunately, we are a bit far from Oklahoma, although hubby enjoys driving on cross-country road trips. It would be interesting to try Dutch Belt cow milk for my daughter some time ...

happyfarmwife Posted - Dec 11 2015 : 08:51:51 AM
Duchess was dehorned. The gene pool was very very small and at this point there are few AI bulls available and I don't think there are any polled DB bulls available breeding at this time.
happyfarmwife Posted - Dec 11 2015 : 08:49:15 AM
Thanks for your comments.....Duchess seems to show her Dutch Belted heritage pretty strongly in her milk composition with the fat staying suspended rather than rising to the top like Jerseys. Her milk has a great flavor and since she's a cow, there's no "acid" flavor that you get from goat's milk which is what most people object to. The cream rises but takes several days to show a strong cream line. The fat particle size and different molecular structure is different and almost makes me think of store bought milk when I look in the bucket. I have made cheese with a combination of Duchess and our old Jersey girl and it's really nice. No one in our circle is really allergic to cow's milk so I can't tell you for sure how your children would respond to the milk but I believe you would be pleased with this sweet little cow!
CloversMum Posted - Dec 11 2015 : 08:43:41 AM
Just curious, is Duchess polled or was she dehorned?
CloversMum Posted - Dec 11 2015 : 08:23:12 AM
Beautiful cow. How does her milk compare to a 100% Jersey cow? I have so little experience with different breeds and we sure are enjoying our Jersey milk. I know goat milk tastes different between breeds, so imagine it would be the same situation with cows. Very interesting to learn that Dutch Belted cows have milk similar to goats. We have some children with milk allergies that need our goat milk. It makes me wonder if they could tolerate the Dutch Belt cows' milk.

Ron Posted - Dec 11 2015 : 07:59:35 AM
Heck I've traveled further for, just admiring a nice animal....if I had the wear withal I would head out to Mikes and pick up a couple of His cows..
happyfarmwife Posted - Dec 11 2015 : 05:39:38 AM
She's a nice little for distance, sorry....wish there was a fast, safe and cheap way to transport across the many people want her but travel makes it out of the question.
Ron Posted - Dec 11 2015 : 05:03:43 AM
So many good cows so far away....very nice animal...
happyfarmwife Posted - Dec 11 2015 : 03:45:59 AM

Photo of Ms. Duchess. She's a still milking, currently raising an extra calf. Hand milks nicely....VERY sweet sweet girl and will make a wonderful addition to your farmstead. Bred to A2/A2 Dutch Belted bull using "Heifer Plus" which should increase the likelihood of the birth of a heifer calf to about 75%.
Available for sale because we have 4 heifers bred to start calving next week.

Price is reduced to $2500. How about a family cow for Christmas?
Jen Massey East central Oklahoma 918-367-8907