About Us & Meet the Cows

WE DO NOT TEST FOR A2

Please note that we do not seek to  accommodate ‘ fads’ in the bovine world.  We aim to offer a small family cow at a fair market price.  We aren’t specializing in any niche or current trend, ie..A2, so-called micro minis, etc.  We offer healthy, thrifty, mentally sound bovines, raised with love and respect.  If you are seeking more than a fine family cow at a reasonable price, you should look elsewhere.

Between March and August, we are expecting 20 calves: mini Jersey, Percentage Mini Jersey, Hybrid dairy crosses and dual purpose.
If you aren’t on our call list and have been looking with interest at our available and upcoming calves, now would be a good time to message with interest and desired traits. We do not charge a deposit or fee to notify you of a suitable calf
When we notice a calf fitting your criteria, you will have first option if you have expressed interest.
Also noteworthy that we charge significantly less for a calf if a party on our call list secures a suitable calf with deposit after it’s birth and we know it’s sold at weaning.

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         Welcome  !

We occupy two different pieces of land in Dorchester, SC for the purpose of raising and offering small family cows: Miniature Jersey, Percentage Miniature Jersey and deliberately , thoughtfully bred Miniature dual-purpose ( Beef / Dairy crosses).

Our primary goal is the global health and well being of our herds.  We believe in meeting the psychological as well as physical needs of our bovines and raise them in humane environment that considers the mental as well as physical requirements for a contented herd.

We believe with conviction that the ability to engage in natural behaviors is crucial to the holistic health of the cow. We do not separate calves from the mother unless absolutely necessary for the health of the dam or calf.  All of our calves are dam raised for at least 5 months , sometimes a longer nursing period is required with the minis until we feel the calf is strong enough to wean.

We do not purchase livestock  from auctions or sales barns. Our sources for incoming livestock are well known and well respected.  We learned the hard way early on that buying from an unknown source is risky and that even farmers can be dishonest in surprising ways.  All of our incoming stock is tested and veterinary checked.   We do not do our own vetting; all exams , treatments, testing, castrations and dehornings  and general health checks are done by a licensed farm vet.

We do not place bovines in situations where their needs will not be met in the manner to which they are accustomed here at this farm.  We are looking for homes and families that appreciate our girls and boys for their true selves and where their true natures will be encouraged and valued.  If a proper home is provided for the right family cow, everyone is happy–buyer, cow and seller.

         Meet the Breeding Girls 

Holly

Guernsey X Mini Jersey

                   Beulah

          50% miniature Jersey /50% Standard Jersey

                                                                      

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                    Bibs 

                    75% mini Jersey/25% Standard

 

                    Tiny Tia

                Small Miniature Jersey

                                             

                               

                   Mosey 

                Small stature standard Jersey Cow

                                                                                                                                      Vida

                        Standard Jersey Cow

         Mrs Butterworth aka Butters

         50% Miniature Jersey/50% standard Jersey

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                Lucky aka Maggie

                 Miniature Jersey

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                     Autumn

 

50% Mini Jersey/50% Standard Jersey

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                Freyja   

             Miniature Scottish Highland X Dexter

                                                              

                     Izabella aka Izzy Boo

              Miniature Highland/Dexter X Hereford

                     

                              Lula 

                          Standard Hereford Cow

                        lula

                                    Elsa

                     Small Miniature Hereford cow

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                                  Iris

Bred for Summer 2020 calving

                                        Brown Swiss Cow

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Matilda Jane: Mid Mini Jersey

Story : Very small mini Jersey X mini Hereford

Bred for Summer 2020 calving

Little T: Standard black baldie ( Angus/hereford and mini Jersey)

Valentine: Lowline Red Angus x Jersey

Amore’ Percentage mini painted Jersey

Buon Natale’ Percentage mini painted Jersey

Heidi : Brown Swiss Cow