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Composition of the Breed
The Jamaica Hope cattle is derived from crossbred foundation tracing back to 1910. The breed composed of Jersey (0.80); Sahiwal (0.15)and Friesian (0.05) mix was declared in 1952.

Current estimated population – 7000 cows
Current purebred registration – 2500 females

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Frozen Semen and Embryos

Semen and embryo are sourced from purebred and graded Jamaica Hope cattle to ensure quality offsprings.

Heifers and Young Bulls
Yearling and in-calf heifers, as well as young bulls are avaialble for sale through the breed societies.
General Attirbutes
  • Heat tolerance
  • Tick resistance
  • Enhanced fertility
  • Strong legs and feet
  • Efficient converter of tropical forage
  • High longevity (more than 5 lactations in most herds)
  • Excellent dairy character
Production Traits
  • Mature 305-day yield 3590 L
  • First lactation yield - 3088 L
  • Average daily yield on grass only 7.6 Litres
  • Calving interval - 411 days (on grass only)
  • Average 1st calving - 34.2 months
  • Butterfat - 4.88%
  • Mature body weight - 385 420kg
  • Breed production record > 10,000L in 305 days
  • Yields per hectare up to 13,500 L/ha under grazing (4.6 cows/ha) supplemented with 1.5 ton concentrate per cow per year, recorded on commercial farm.