Christopher Kiehne is a fourth-generation dairy farmer in Birkenmoor, north of Kiel, Germany. Milking over 70 VikingJersey cows on his 65-hectare farm, the 39-year-old farmer comes from a line of purebred Jersey farmers.
His family first introduced the breed in the 1950s, and while it turned many heads at the time, the family never regretted their decision. "We’ve been here since 1933. My great-grandfather imported the first ten heifers from Denmark after his previous herd was culled following an outbreak of TB," adds Christopher. Even now, all cows in the herd can be traced back directly to these Danish heifers.