Jersey cows, are a small breed of dairy cattle. Originally bred on the Channel Island of Jersey, the breed is popular for the high butterfat content of its milk and the lower maintenance costs attending its lower bodyweight, as well as its genial disposition.
In 1796, Edward Jenner noticed that milkmaids who had contracted cowpox, were immune from catching smallpox. He used this information to develop a vaccine for smallpox. Milkmaid, Jersey cow: another old postcard from Jersey, England.
The Hillside herd makes its way to the parlour in the scenic Yorkshire Dales. If modern farming has it's way, this will be a sight from the past, as cows will be housed in huge milking "industrial units," where they will never see a blade of grass again or feel the elements. We will never again see cattle in our fields. Tragedy if we let this happen.