We're glad you stopped by. We hope you will enjoy visiting here and seeing some of the finest purebred miniature Jersey dairy cattle nestled in foothills of the north Georgia mountains.
We have owned and milked small standard and mid-sized Jersey cows for almost 20 years and have recently turned our focus to the miniatures of this breed. We are amazed at the production of these fine "mini milkers" when compared to their larger counterparts!
All of the miniature cattle that we currently own ARE actually miniatures standing at maturity or close to it, under 42" tall with most standing at 40". Our calves will be measured many times as they grow, with accurate reporting of the sizes. As with any of these miniature cattle, there is never a guarantee that any calf or cow will remain in the 42" height limit throughout it's entire life or consistently produce miniatures just because the parents are miniatures at maturity. The chances are greater, though, if both parents are maintaining their smaller stature at maturity, that you will get some actual miniatures from them when bred.Nature can produce "mid-sized" (above 42") cattle from these smaller miniatures just as easy as miniatures because of genetics...so keep this in mind. It is the mature size that qualifies or disqualifies each cow as true miniature.
Remember when purchasing these miniature cattle: ALL cattle are in the "under 42" range" while they are growing calves of less than three years of age!
It is our goal to keep the smaller sizes while raising naturally grass fed dairy genetics with sound personalities and excellent dairy qualities that the Jersey breed is known and loved for around the world. Our miniature Jersey cattle are grown using only natural methods with extra care given to the maintaining of their health for great milk production as well as docile temperaments. It is these two traits that make them so suitable for use as "homestead" dairy cattle.
As you click through the pages here, please keep in mind that there are very few of these purebred miniature Jerseys in existence today...probably less than a few hundred. The demand is high for these smaller dairy cattle for folks who have chosen to go back to small family farming. These facts are reflected in the pricing as well as availability.
The purebred miniature Jersey cattle have several advantages:
1) They are smaller in size standing between 38" - 42" at maturity, so they eat less than their standard counterparts, while still producing copious amounts of rich, creamy milk.
2) You can usually have 2-3 cows per acre of good pasture for every single standard cow.
3) These cattle are still fairly rare in numbers, so they sell for higher prices. The miniature Jerseys are more of a "designer" breed.
4) They offer the gentle dispositions of the standard Jerseys, if cared for respectfully and handled often.
So, when you find just the right cow for your family farm, you will need to move quickly to make your purchase. Quality sells really fast!
In the coming months, we will also offer "mid-sized" 100% purebred Jerseys for those who would prefer a bit taller cow to milk, but not the typical full sized cow of the commercial dairies. The mid-sized cows, standing between 43" - 48" also have some fine points to offer the homestead milker:
1) If hand milking is desired, it is much easier to place a pail or bucket under the udder to catch the milk of a mid-sized cow.
2) The mid-sized cows still consume less feed than the standard commercial Jersey cow.
3) The mid-sized Jerseys are actually more the size of the "old fashioned" Jerseys of yesterday...more like a "heritage" breed.
4) The purebred mid-sized Jerseys still maintain the sweet dispositions and "doe eyes" of the original Jersey breed.
No matter which Jersey size you choose, you will be more than pleased with
the docile nature of these wonderful small dairy delights!
2012 White Star Percentage Heifer Calves
Upper photo: White Star Olivia - 09/12
Lower photo: White Star Gabby - 09/12
2013 White Star Purebred Calves
Upper photo: White Star Nettie - 03/13
Lower Photo: White Star Patriot- 02/13
A special place for special bovines.