We're glad you stopped by. We hope you will enjoy visiting here and seeing THE finest 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 25 years now 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 averaging 40". They are all very friendly to humans and other livestock. 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" but less then 46" for cows, 44" maximum for bulls) 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. Sexual mature size is reached at age three years, cattle will still reach a mature bone structure size by age five years.
Remember when purchasing these miniature cattle: ALL cattle are in the "under 40" range" while they are growing calves of less than three years of age! We do our best to measure our cattle fairly and do not understate the sizes. Heights are measured at the highest place on the HIP for accuracy.
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 hundred. Most have been crossed with smaller beef bulls to create more smaller cattle. 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 much 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" - 46" 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!
2014 A2/A2 bull WSF Buckwheat ^ Sold to Virginia 2013 heifer WSF Bobbie Jo ^ Sold to AL
2014 WSF Theo ^ Sold to California
2014 WSF Stormy ^ Retained for the farm
2013 WSF Nettie ^ Sold to Florida
2013 WSF Patriot ^ Sold to Florida
A special place for special bovines.
If you have purchased from us in the past, you will pay when you pick up the meat here at the farm. If you are new to our farm, you will be required to pay half up front PRIOR to meat pick up.
Please call NOW to reserve your beef and fill your freezer for winter!
page updated 10/28/14