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The Berry Farms Genetics Enterprise

The Beginnings of Life and Learning

The Enterprise’s objective is to develop an internationally recognized herd of registered jersey cattle by: capitalizing on the current genetic base, identifying and utilizing available genetic technologies, and communicating through industry trade venues. This provides an enriching and unique educational experience for the Berry College Students.

The Berry Farm’s Dairy herd is supported by an extraordinary genetic base. At this time, five cows are ranked excellent! Each cow in our herd can be individually assessed based on her strengths and weaknesses and bred according to those traits. The Dairy also maintains records of each cow's genetic line to help predict the potential of breeding combinations. The Dairy uses this knowledge to improve on its genetic base for strength, longevity and production.