I received my first cow as a Mother’s Day gift in 1990. This one cow became the foundation of our dairy herd. Over the years we have worked at building a herd of cows that are very well adapted to our specific farm, things like this take year.
Jersey cows are wonderful to work with. They are a small breed, which makes them easier for the kids to handle. They love to be outside, moving from pasture to pasture, while munching on the grasses that make up much of our farm.
And Jerseys produce the highest quality milk available. Compared to an average milk from other breeds, a glass of all-Jersey milk has greater nutritional value: 15% to 20% more protein, 15% to 18% more calcium, and 10% to 12% more phosphorous, along with considerably higher levels of an essential vitamin, B12. The pasture grasses that make up our jersey herd’s diet also provide higher levels of carotene in our jersey milk, along with higher levels of Omega 3 fatty acids and “conjugated linoleic acid,” or CLA, not to mention vitamins A, D, E and K.
But what really sets Springbrook Organic Jersey milk apart from others is its rich full flavor. That’s because Jersey milk is higher in butter fat, and tastes ever so slightly sweeter than milk from other breeds of cows. It’s wonderful cold with chocolate chip cookies, in sauces and cream-based soups, and desserts. Try making your own butter with Springbrook Jersey milk—it’s truly a culinary treasure!