Meet Our Animals > Jersey
Quick Facts
Native to Isle of Jersey, located off the coast of France in the English Channel
Primary Diet Grasses and hay
Adult Weight 800 to 1,200 pounds
Lifespan 18 to 22 years


There are many ideas about where Jersey cattle came from. Some think the cattle came from African stock, which explains why they tolerate more heat than other breeds. Others think the cattle may have migrated to the island from India on a land bridge that used to connect the island to the French mainland. The exact history of the breed before the 1800s is unknown.


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