Small Family Cows for sale : Jerseys, Percentage minis & Beef x Dairy Dual purpose family cows

WE DO NOT TEST FOR A2

Announcement for clarity of our mission: PLEASE READ BEFORE MESSAGING

I have received multiple messages lately from folks seeking a ‘ small mini bovine ‘ and those seeking an ‘ A2’ cow or heifer.

For the record, although we do own several small miniatures, we do not generally offer them to the public; the majority of the smaller minis are retained by us for building our herd or are sold to well known associates who speak for them in advance of their birth.

Our primary focus is to offer a small family cow as indicated by our name of page. We do not seek to offer straight miniatures and are very clear in that most of our registered minis of any kind, Jersey, beef or dual purpose, will likely fall into the mid- to upper mid mini category because most of the herd do have some standard influence.

An example of typical occurrence is Blossom, a miniature Jersey who recently sold. Blossom has an influence of standard in her lines and I made it clear to her buyer that although she remained small all the way to breeding age of 16 months, I could not promise that she would not have a growth spurt between 2 and 3 years of age wherein she reaches small stature standard height. Some do. Some don’t and remain small. There is no way to predict genetic behavior in a mixed herd like mine unless you are breeding a foundation pure miniature to a foundation pure miniature and we just simply don’t generally part with those calves.

This is why registries wait to impart permanent registrations until a ‘ miniature’ cow is 3 years old. They can be small from birth and surge in growth that last year of maturing.

We do offer small cows in superior health and condition at a reasonable price for the family, but if it is a miniature under 40 inches you seek, you will likely not find it here. When we have those, outside of bulls, we keep or offer them to well known farms.

As to A2, I have no collaborative evidence or study by an acknowledged or accredited entity to lend any support for the A2 theory, in fact I have seen only the opposite; the A2 theories have been debunked by 3 countries in independent studies. Until there is scientific evidence of the benefit of an A2 cow, I will not even humor the fad by testing–even at request. If people come around to the current knowledge that it was started by a random notion and is neither proven nor replicated in studies, my name and conscience will therefore be clear. If it is found to be legitimate, there is still no mud on my face and the only thing I have to regret is that I didn’t charge my buyer 5k for an A2 cow which I likely would refrain from anyhow .

  Delivery within reasonable distances possible for a fee to cover time and expenses.

Please feel free to call or text for further info or to discuss terms. 843 814 1101

       Available Livestock Terms

  • We are located in the town of Dorchester, SC 29437. Please do not message me asking how far we are from your town/state.  I’m sure I wouldn’t know.  Use Mapquest or similar app and the above address info to determine distance.
  • There is a deposit  required to hold any livestock for any interested parties.  That deposit is non-refundable as once you send us a deposit, we no longer consider sale to any other interested party.  deposits vary from 1/3 to 1/2 the total price of the animal depending on the type of animal being purchased .  You may pay your non-refundable deposit via mailed check . Please be aware that until deposits are received, the animal in question remains available. 
  • We maintain  intense biosecurity .  For that reason, we do not invite anyone out to view available livestock that we do not believe to be seriously interested and appropriate buyers.
  • We NO LONGER DO SPECIALTY TESTING FOR POTENTIAL BUYERS ( A1/A2, disease or pathogen testing above what is required for travel to a buyer’s state, etc..) without payment in advance . These funds are non-refundable regardless of results or conclusion of sale 
  • we live in a TB and Brucellosis free state.                                      
  • Our contact information is available on the site.
  • We DO NOT buy livestock from auctions or sales barns ! EVER !  We maintain a select , closed herd and only purchase additions from licensed and tightly run and tested , reputable farms.
  • Once you accept delivery of your animal I cannot be responsible for illnesses or injury occurring as a result of travel. 
  • TRAVEL OUT OF STATE:Your animal will be examined by our vet prior to leaving and you will be provided with a certificate of health when required for travel, so please understand that because of incidences that are out of our control such as ‘ shipping fever’ and/or exposure to other animals, we cannot be held responsible for incidence that occur once they leave us           

  

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Persons interested in any of our available bovines should call the number provided below. I do not have in depth discussion through email and I do not agree to a sale without a conversation.

Tammy Marr 843 814 1101

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Small Family Cow at Spiritgrove Farm

There is also FB link on our landing page.

Sunday

WE DO NOT TEST FOR A2

Photo taken : 10/7/20

$750

Heifer

3/4 Mini Jersey / 1/4 standard Jersey

Sunday is out of registered stock :

Sire: T Cupp Miniature’s ‘ Rascal ‘

Dam: ‘ SGF My Sweet Time ‘– call name : ‘Autumn’

Sunday is a lovely little heifer with a strong production influence from both dam and sire lines, she will be a fine future family cow.

She will likely be upper mid mini to small stature standard size at maturity.

Sire and dam maintain very well on Summer cultivated pastures with light graining of dam in the stanchion during lactation and free choice hay and mineral in off season.

DOB: 5/10/20

Dehorned

Unregistered status: registered sire and dam ( AMJAR) Being offered as unregistered due to size at birth and current stature. As stated, she will not be a small mini and possibly not mini at all despite the miniature influences in her line. *MINI is a MEASUREMENT, not a breed.

Dam Raised for 6 months

available 11/15/20 as a weaned heifer

SOLD !

Ubi : Mini Jersey Bull

SOLD !

WE DO NOT TEST FOR A2

$800

Ubi is registered with AMJAR as ‘SGF Utterly Bitter’

Sire: T Cupp Miniature’s ‘ Ace ‘

Dam: SpiritGrove Farm’s ‘ Matilda Jane’

Papers in hand.

DOB: 07/19/2019

Polled.

Ubi measured 36″ on 10/9/2020

Dam raised for 7 months.

Ubi has been raised ‘ hands off’ but with frequent human presence and is respectful but not afraid. He will walk right up to fence when a human is present, but give space when we enter the pasture. There has not been an aggressive or rude show from him.

Both sire and dam hail from heavy production lines.

Ubi has been maintaining nicely on cultivated pastures with free-choice loose cattle minerals and hay during down pasture times.

I believe he will finish out at mid mini to upper mid mini range and should be able to service both miniature and small stature standard cows with ease.

WE DO NOT TEST FOR A2

Dairy : Unregistered Jersey heifer out of registered miniature Jersey bull and percentage miniature Jersey dam.

$750

Dairy is a calm and lovely little girl. Her sire is a registered miniature Jersey and her dam is a small stature standard painted Jersey who is 50% miniature.

Dam raised for 6 months.

DOB: 04/27/2020

Despite her strong miniature genetics, I expect that Dairy will finish out small stature standard like her dam based on how she is developing. I always liken her dam to a ” 1/3 scale model of a standard Jersey; she is very short compared to most of my standards at 47″ and is delicate of build.

Many registries would consider her dam to be upper mid mini at 47″ but I consider anything at 47″ or above to be standard height. Dairy may surprise me and finish at mid-mini height, but I would not expect it.

Both her sire and dam hail from heavy production lines.

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Bitsy : 3/4 Miniature Jersey x 1/4 Lowline Angus

$1200

WE DO NOT TEST FOR A2

Bitsy is a small mini dual purpose heifer. Her dam is a mini Jersey x lowline ( mini ) Angus and her sire is a registered mini Jersey.

Bitsy is quite small. At maturity, her dam is 40 inches. I expect Bitsy to be approximately that size as well.

DOB: 04/25/2020

Dehorned

Appropriate as a future small family cow or for a mini beef herd.

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WE DO NOT TEST FOR A2

Little Wink : VERY SMALL Mini Hereford x Mini Jersey bull calf

$1500

Little Wink was born to Elsa, a small registered mini Hereford cow and Rascal, a registered lower mid mini Jersey bull.

He is one of the tiniest calves ever born on this farm . The day of his birth, I was able to scoop him up in one arm and move him to the shade with ease. I described him to my husband as being the size of our chocolate lab when we brought him home as a pup.

I expect him to finish out around the size of his dam who is 41 inches and about 475 lbs.

Little Wink is one of a handful of bull calves I have chosen immediately not to castrate. I believed at first sight he will make a fine herd sire for a mini or mixed herd.

Being a DP ( dual-purpose = Dairy over Beef ) , he is an excellent candidate for either a mini beef or mini DP herd sire, carrying excellent production and beef build genetics from his registered Mini Jersey Sire and Registered Mini Hereford Dam.

Interested parties may view or reserve him prior to his expected weaning in April. He will not be considered for steering. I will only sell him as a mini herd sire so that he can live out his potential.

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