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Zambia

Recently there has been a huge incease in the interest in Jerseys, as the milk pricing has changed from based on liquid to components. Demand is currently outstripping supply and commercial beef breeders are crossing Borans (a Kenyan Zebu) with Jerseys to take advantage of this. There are a few pure bred herds mainly using USA bulls; these herds supply small holders with breeding stock and cross-bred animals. The rich creamy milk very much in demand as sour or feremted mavisi is very popular. Production is approx 3800 to 4500 litres per lactation at 4.6% to 4.8% butterfat for the better herds.

The Jersey breeders come under the Dairy Section of the Herd Book Society of Zambia. Box 50146, Lusaka, Zambia.
E-mail herdbook@coppernet.zm
Tel/fax 260 1 251149/ 256954. The Secretary for the Herd Book is Aggie Mulungu.

Contacts:
Chairman Dairy Section - Dai Harvey (E-mail davidh@landolakes.com.zm)
Vice Chairman - Dr Johns Nyirongo


2011 News:

The Zambian Jersey herd has gone from strength to strength, with the breed becoming the first choice for all small holders and commercial dairy farmers from 1 cow to 300 cows. Jerseys can be found all over the country from Livingstone  to the Copper belt to Chinsali. Truly an adaptable breed.

Commercial Jerseys and xbred Jerseys in Northern Province- Pure bred Jersey cow Rosa with proud owners Sophie and Sebastian