Small Family Cows for sale : Miniature Jerseys, Miniature Hereford & Dual purpose hybrid Crosses

 

         Available Livestock Terms

  •       Any livestock available at this time will be listed on this page.  We do have a ‘ call list ‘ of interested parties who wish to be notified in advance of advertising for any future offerings. Please notify us if you wish to be placed on the list of people to be notified for first option of purchase prior to advertising for a specific animal type. 
  • When you are notified that a bovine you expressed interest in is available, you will have 24 hours from notification to give us a ‘ yes ‘ and mail a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit. 
  • 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 and the above address info to determine distance.
  •    Please note that the livestock are pictured with their Dam & Sire when possible and that any registrations or additional information pertinent to any cow/calf offered is noted in their description information.
  • We do not do our own vetting.  All of our vaccines and vetting are done by a licensed farm vet and those records are available to our purchasing clients.  Our vet is also happy to speak with you regarding any of our animals you have medical questions about in a potential sale.
  • 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. 
  • The stated price does  include a health certificate for interstate travel.   *Charges for any requested or required vetting for travel or purchase must be paid PRIOR to services being performed.
  • 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 are more than happy to oblige any testing a client wants done over and above the necessary and typical testing done at or before the time of sale, such as AI/A2 typing, ,but that would be at the expense of the potential buyer and must be paid in advance. These expenses would not be refundable regardless to the results or the conclusion of business.  We test all of our animals for the major concerns and therefore lack any reason to feel it necessary to test further. ( IE…some folks are very concerned with A1 / A2 testing in dairy cows )   
  • 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 a deal is set and a deposit has been made,we will allow for a reasonable amount of time to pick up your animal.  Generally, I will give you up to two weeks if you are out of state, longer if certain circumstances dictate.  If you do not have the means to accept delivery within two weeks time of deposit or within the stated weaning date set, please notify me PRIOR to making a deposit so that I can try to work with you.
  • Once you accept delivery of your animal I cannot be responsible for illnesses or injury occurring as a result of travel.  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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                                   Pistol

        Registered 100% miniature Hereford Bull–PROVEN

                              $1800 with papers 

will consider any reasonable offers or trades (no Livestock)

Registered with American Hereford Record: TSM Mountain Pistol

DOB 12/09/2014

Dehorned

37.75 ” last measurement at age 3

Has successfully bred miniature Herefords and Miniature Jerseys plus small stature standard Hereford and Jerseys.

WOULD NOT BE ELIGIBLE AS HERD SIRE FOR A HERD OF TYPICAL MEASURE STANDARD COWS, he’s just a bit too small for that.

Pistol is not a bull for a small family farm !  He has shown outright aggression and should be considered only for a farm with adequate space on pasture and where one is not required to enter his area often.  He should be considered a dangerous bull at all times, though most times he is calm.  He has caused injury to humans.  He has attacked machinery.  He is not safe in a small area and should never be handled.

  Do not think that because he’s small, you can handle him.  He is still capable of great harm to people and property if improperly kept.

Included in photos ( 2nd set) are some of his offspring: Mini Hereford, percentage minis and dual purpose hybrid crosses.  He throws small , thrifty calves and has proven to produce easy calvings on all but the smallest minis, two of which required assistance due to the Hereford calf broad head and shoulders.

 

                                       Pistol offspring

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Mrs. Butterworth : 50% mini Jersey X 50% Standard Jersey cow

                Bred to mini Jersey bull

                                   $2500

                                  $2300

 

                                                                                                                                 Registered as breeding stock with AMJAR ( American Miniature Jersey Association)
50% Miniature Jersey X 50% Standard Jersey cow bred for second calving to registered 100% miniature Jersey bull. Bred for calving in FEB/MAR 2019.
No calving issues. No history of MF or mastitis.
Trained to milk by machine or hand in stanchion. Not halter trained.
Kept in pasture with shelter. Grass / Hay / Grain fed.
DOB July 7, 2015
Measured 45.2″ at 36 months.
2500 or will consider reasonable trade of goods–absolutely NO LIVESTOCK TRADES.
843 814 1101

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 MeatBall: 100% Miniature Hereford Bull Calf For Sale

          NO LONGER AVAILABLE

                                     $1200

                                     $1000

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 MeatBall: 100% Miniature Hereford Bull Calf For Sale

Registered Dam and Sire.  Being offered unregistered, but is registerible with American Hereford Association for an extra fee. 

Dehorned.
DOB 3/21/18
Dam raised for five months.
I do not expect him to be a super small mini , but around the size of his sire, Pistol. Pistol is small enough to breed the minis, but large enough to breed the small stature standards.
Not a nervous bull. Raised totally hands off, with respectful flight zone. ( You can be in his general area but he won’t approach you. If you approach him, he calmly walks away)
Sire and Dam current photos in post.

                                        $1200

                                     $1000

  • All photos of Meatball taken in August 2018

 

 

scroll   Hydro:percentage mini Hereford bull calf for sale

RESERVED PENDING PICK UP IN OCT

Thank you, Beverly in Louisiana !



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Born during a rain storm, meet ‘ Hydro ‘.
Hydro is very calm, not at all freaky like many newborn beef calves. He is exceptionally quiet too, allowing me to pick him up and load him with a moderate struggle and no noise.
Very ‘ beefy ‘ but small at 23 ” and 42 lbs, Hydro is 75% mini Hereford, 100% Hereford.

Our bull calves are raised ‘ hands off ‘ except for necessary handling for vetting or assistance.

His dam, Gert, is 50% mini and shown standing next to standard Hereford X Angus, Dali, in 2nd photo.
His sire is Pistol, Small mini Hereford, shown in 3rd photo.
I expect Hydro to be an mid to upper mid mini bull.
His head is beautifully blocky, but not large as evidenced by the photo with my hand. Both his eyes are rimmed with Hereford red. 

Hydro is naturally polled.  This was confirmed by our farm vet.
AVAILABLE NOW

                                   $850 

                                  $750

 

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Interested parties may call or text : 843 814 1101

 

HYDRO IS RESERVED PENDING PICK UP

 

 

 

 

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                  Mrs Potts

       Registered  75% Mini Jersey heifer Calf for sale

       Registration paperwork submitted to AMJAR

                $2300  

                $2100

    $1800 FINAL REDUCTION of price

 

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                Born  Jan  17, 2018
               34 lbs and 24.5 in. at birth
                  naturally polled
               75 % mini / 25% standard Jersey

  Mrs Potts was bred and born on our farm & dam raised for 6 months .

         Interested parties may call or text : 843 814 1101

                          Dam 50 % mini

 

 

 

 

                      Sire FP mini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                Ruby Sue 

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                75% Mini / 25% standard Hybrid for sale

                                      $1200  

                                     $1100

               $950 Final reduction of Price 

She is primarily beef and will not likely be super tiny, but what I call ‘ squatty short ‘ like her dam, Freyja. Ruby Sue is fuzzy, golden red Hereford coloration.

Her dam, Frey, is 50% Highland 50 % Dexter and her sire,  Pistol, is full out small mini Hereford. That makes Ruby Sue about 75 % beef, 25% dual purpose. Only truly about 15% stout dairy.  She could be used as a milk cow at maturity. I milk Frey a lot. The cream quality is pretty impressive on Frey but would be less on Ruby Sue due to her high beef influence. She would make a fine addition to a mini beef herd.

 

 

 

 

Be aware that she has her mama’s attitude. Very stubborn and flighty, but Frey has become, with attention and time, a pet with a strong will.

Ruby sue will not likely have a suitable temperament or demeanor for a novice bovine keeper.

 

 

 

 

Born 2/17/18. She is fully weaned.
* FULL DISCLOSURE: both Her Dam, Freyja and her sister, Izzy’s , first calves had to be pulled. Neither was an easy assist. Frey delivered her second and third calves with no issues or assistance. 
Anyone interested in Ruby sue should message , call or text me for more details.

843 814 1101

 

 

 

 

 

                                           Daisy

        75% Miniature Hereford Heifer for sale

                           $1650

     $1400 FINAL REDUCTION of price

SOLD! Pending Pick up.  Thank you, Bev !

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D.O.B. March 18, 2018

Sire: registered miniature Hereford

Dam: 50% miniature Hereford

Polled.

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                                      Story

                                     $1800

( RESERVED PENDING PICK UP IN OCTOBER. THANK YOU, BEVERLY in Louisiana)

50% miniature Jersey X 50% Miniature Hereford

Polled.

Story is out of two lines mini Hereford and mini Jersey that produce small, high production heifers.

I expect Story to be mid mini range or less at maturity.

She has the slight, classic Jersey build with the benefit of the hybrid vigor.

Dam and Sire pictured below.

 

 

( RESERVED PENDING PICK UP IN OCTOBER. THANK YOU, BEVERLY in Louisiana)

 

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                                    Little Toni

                                                     $1650

Black Baldie Standard ( Hereford X Angus ) X FP Miniature Jersey

Little Toni is a beautiful dual-purpose hybrid.  Her well muscled form is full of hybrid vigor and excellent genetics.  She carries the heavy production genes of her superior miniature Jersey sire and the divine beef genetics of her Angus/Hereford dam.

I expect Little Toni to be upper mid mini at maturity.

Polled.

Dam raised for 6 months.

 

 

 

 

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Gertrude : 50% Miniature Hereford / 50% Standard Hereford

                                            $1500

Gert is bred back for 2nd calving in Spring 2019.

She has been exposed to both Pistol, mini Hereford and Knucklehead, mini Jersey.  She has not cycled this past month, but pregnancy has not been vet confirmed.  With full price purchase, vet can confirm at health check for conclusion of sale.

Gertrude has been a mild, sturdy, healthy cow.  She has not had any pregnancy, birthing or health concerns.

Her sire is a mini Hereford, her dam a standard Hereford.  Gert is 1/2 to 2/3 the size and weight of our standard Herefords and Hereford standard crosses as evidenced in photos. She would likely measure out as a small stature standard.

Gert does have scurs from badly executed  disbudding prior to her arrival here as a calf.  The scurs have caused no issue with her, but are thick like horn material.

Gertrude has a mild, compliant temperament and responds well to direction with voice and gesture.

Due to her build, Gert could be bred mini or standard provided the bull throws small calves or is a ‘ calving ease’ bull.

 

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Scrappy: 50% mini Hereford / 50% standard Hereford heifer calf

Available at weaning in February.  Deposit required to reserve.

                                          $850

Scrappy is not as large she seems to appear in photos.  She is very well muscled and that lends to an appearance of considerable size, but she is presently at 8 days old only 23″ tall and 34 lbs.

 

 

Available at weaning in February.  Deposit required to reserve.

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Fergie: miniature Scottish Highland X Dexter X Miniature Hereford

$1250

Available at weaning in February. Deposit required to reserve.

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Born July 16, 2018 at  23.5 inches and 31 lbs.

Fergie is the hybrid heifer calf of Izzy: Mini Highland X Dexter and Pistol: mini Hereford.

She is slight and small, compact but well muscled.  She is technically a dual purpose heifer and could be milked at maturity as the Dexter and Highland are both natural dual purpose breeds, but with a high beef influence, I would guesstimate that she carries only about 15% – 20% true dairy genetics.  She would likely be best suited for a mini beef herd.

I do not expect her to be large, but ‘ short squatty’ like her dam.

Due to the genetic influence of the Dexter and the Hereford, her future calves may be solid black or bear the Hereford white face regardless of breeding bull type.

 

 

 

 

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