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Sweden

Sweden is a country of over 80 million hectares but less than 8% of the country is farmed. The farms, located in the south of the country average about 23 hectares. Jerseys were first imported in 1893 from the Island of Jersey. Today the country has about half a million dairy cows with just over one per cent being Jerseys. About 200 herds have Jerseys, most of which will include other breeds. The national average for Jerseys in 2009 was 6,472 kg milk with 373 kg fat (5.76%) and 255 kg protein (3.94%). Semen in imported from Denmark and Sveriges Jerseyforening works closely with Danish Jerseys to prove young sires, in their common Viking Genetics breeding program.

SVERIGES JERSEYFORENING

    President: Lars Söderlund
    Aasan 220, SE-830 22 Faaker, Sweden
    Tel: +46 6377 3089
    E-mail: Lars.8@spray.se

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