Welcome To Dexter Corner
   Welcome to Dexter Corner.
Located in South Central Illinois.
I am Tim O'Donnell, I have owned Jersey cattle since purchasing my first cow in August 1974. For years I raised and have shown standard-size Jerseys.  My love for the Jersey cow was inherited from my Grandma as a young boy.  Now, 45 years later, I still have the same affection for this unique breed.  In 1993, I was introduced to the miniature Jersey breed.  I instantly fell for these unique and personable little creatures.
  Over a 2-year period I traveled through 11 different states over 10, 000 miles searching for and acquiring as much information possible regarding this small breed of cattle. In those days there were no web sites.  Not even the internet. In my travels I was able to purchase several head of little Jerseys from 4 different breeders.  With the purchase of these cows and a bull thus started the Dexter Corner breeding program.

I have been dedicated to the promotion and protection of this breed for  over 26 yrs now. Some of the people interested in this breed of small cattle are: The small acreage farmer, back to nature type people wanting a family cow for milk, for cheese, butter, ice cream, cottage cheese and meat.  They are also ideal for the petting zoos, Hobby farms.  Still today, the demand is much greater than the supply.

  My breeding program is about breeding the best small Dairy type cow possible. With good feet and legs and a well attached udder.  I { DO NOT }  breed my cattle to see how small of an animal I can produce. Or do I breed for  A2/A2. 
 I have learned over the years that a cow that is approx 42" to 44" tall or more is  much more desirable for milking .  They also have  less calving problems at 2 years of age.

Some of my accomplishments thus far are: 
1.   I introduced the miniature Jersey breed nationally and internationally.
2.   First breeder to have a web-site on the Internet informing interested parties of this unique breed.
3.   First breeder to have semen drawn and to offer it for sale nationally.
4.   I composed the breed traits and guidelines accepted by the I.M.C.B.S. for registration. That are still used today and have been copied by other Registries.
 5 Been recognized for being the so called  
 "God Father" of these unique little breed of Jerseys.
6. Now  the longest remaining breeder, still raising Little Jerseys.    For over 26 years .
Tim    still milking Little Jerseys .
Now in his 47th year.  

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618 / 483-5081
Tim in 1974 milking his first cow "Abby".
Grandma Mueller at age 78 milking my first Jersey.  She taught me how to milk and I inherited my love for the Jersey cow from my Grandma's!
Grandma died in 1993 at the age of 97.  She never lost her interest in the Little Jersey cow.
               " Gone but never forgotten"

Great Grandma Amanda O'Donnell with "Daisy" her pet Jersey.  This picture was taken around 1935.  
Jersey's have played a part in the O'Donnell family for well over a half a century.

 Tim and Tiffany & Bessie  1981
     Dexter Corner  "ORLANDO "  
 42" tall  at 9yrs . He sired over 250 calves in  8 years.
One of the Best of the Breed~!  Neg for BD1 gene A1/A1.
 Sire Dexter Corner Butler  /   Dam Dexter Corner Bubbles
"ALL MY CHILDREN"  (Dear Ones)
Note: Dexter Corner Farm is named after the Former town where I live.
I live on the Corner of Rt 40 and The DEXTER Road
             Thus    "DEXTER CORNER"
Is not associated with the Dexter Breed of cattle in any way !
 Please Contact me if interested in the Down sizing Program~! Designed so that all can afford a Small Family milk cow~!
DC Bubbles 38" at 6 yrs produced over 50lbs milk at her peak in her 4th lactation
March 2000 --  July 2006
Dam of DC Orlando

Grandma, Gone but (Never) Forgotten
The Down sizing program is when you take a smaller framed Standard size Jersey cow
Breed her to a Mini Jersey either by A.I. or live coverage and down size the offspring.
Usually in a couple breedings you will have a real nice small framed family milk cow.
 It does work. I have been helping interested breeders with this program for the past 15 years, Call me for more details.
DC Prince JB Royal T 
44" at 7 Years 
 Sire DC GJ Johnny Bob 
 Dam  DC Princess Grace Ann

 They have all your mini cattle halter needs
Tim O'Donnell
10925 N 640th St
Altamont , Illinois
217 821 5081 cell
Princess Grace Ann  Dam of RoyalT
DC  GJ Johnny Bob Sire of RoyalT
Tim & Rosemary O'Donnell   
Tffany Lee O'Donnell Feldhake
 Grand Dam  Blossom  38" at 10 yrs
The Mother
.DC Dotty Luv June 2002 -- July 2011 
    "The Perfect Mini Jersey cow"
 Pic taken 2003
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DC Roxanne  Dam of DC Dotty Luv
Grand Dam of DC Tiny Luv 
Great Grand Dam of DC Lotta Luv
DC Sweet Pea  Great  Great  Grand Dam of Lotta Luv 40"  at  14 yrs
1998 - 2010
1995- 2009
 =   Deceased
DC Butler 
   Sire of DC Orlando
Grand Sire of DC Boy George
All pictures & information on this site are the property of  Dexter Corner Lessor Jerseys. Permission must be granted by the owner before copying them.
Tim O'Donnell
10925 N 640th St
Altamont, Il
618 483 5081
Princess Grace Cow Family
Shower 2 months
Meadow Beauty Fancy  Dam of DC Fanciful Shower passed in 2017 at age 11
Bob Honey  Paternal Grand sire  to JB Royal T
 Meadow Beauty's "LiL Dream"
 42" at 8 years of age
 Sire  DC Billy Jack
Dam Meadow Beauty's Daisy
 He has the Perfect head
Dish face / Baby Doll Head~!
Meadow Beauty Fancy Full Sister to Dream
Daisy   Dam of  Dream        
A1/A2  Beta Casein tested
Memory Lane 1/2 Sister to Dream
 Some of the Great Mini Jersey Bulls of the Past
Bedrocks Reno                                   Dotty 
Izzy & Tiffany,  daughters of Lil Dream

Calves sired by Royal T 2013/2014
163 heifers & 119 bull calves sired by Royal T   in 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 /2017 /2018 /2019
Royal is A1A1
He has been tested for the BD1/BD2 gene and is Negitive.
Barnyards Mini  Miss Kitty  A1/A2
Born  May 20 /.2008 42" at  10 years
Sire Barnyard Mini Heart Throb        
Dam  Barnyard Mini  Miss  Shelly
Passed Oct 26th 2018
Heart Throb Sire of Miss Kitty
Miss Shelly Dam of Miss Kitty 2008
The "God Father "   Tim
 and  his first  Jersey cow  Abby .August 1974
My cattle are registered 
with the I.M.C.B.R. &  A.M.J.A.
Rosemary      "1974"
Sept 7 1954
May 1  2016
R.I.P. You are missed~!
 Petals    June 1998 /Aug 2015  lived to be
17 years old .                         Bob Honey  
Dam and Sire of DC Buttercup
Heifer calf sired by Dream  ( IZZY )  A1/A2
 DC Fanciful Shower  
 42"  at 8 yrs
Sire DC JB Royal T
Dam Meadow Beautys Fancy
Produced 30 lbs milk per day . Milking once a day~! 
Had a bull calf in April 2020 Sired by Grady O'Rourke FKF
Now residing in Alabama

 Dexter Corner Cattle are Registered with               the I.M.C.B.R. 
DC Jack LaLane  sired by Lil Dream 2014
Editors Note~
In regards to the Title of  "The God Father"
 It is not a title that I gave  myself.  It was given to me by other Breeders and others interested in this Unique breed of Bovines. For my continued dedication, preservation and willingness to help others learn and perhaps acquire their own Small Family Jersey.
I do give credit to those breeders that came before me. I refer to them as the "For Fathers" of the breed.
 I am humbled for this recognition and will continue to try to live up to it in the future.  
              ALTAMONT, ILLINOIS
DC Buttercup passed on Sept 8, 2015
She was 8 yrs old.
She was a 1 of a kind cow
She was  very Special
She is sadly missed....................

DC Pancake  May 2019
timothydavid56@hotmail.com  or 217 821 5081
Rose passed away on May 1st 2016. 
She is missed by all of us. R.I.P.
My Opinions Regarding the Politics of the Mini Jersey Breed.

 IMO there is No Reason to double or triple register an animal.
If good records are kept. That is what matters. 
I see no reason to DNA every animal just to qualify it for a Registry.  
(In some cases DNA is helpful )   But not necessary for all.
As for the A2  genetics. I still believe it is an unproven marketing plan.
 I will not change my Breeding program to support it. 
I have been breeding small Jerseys for a long time now. 
 I take offence to those who are (Newbies) that now have all the answers and because it is on their web site . It has to be Gospel... Well according to them any way.   Don't be mislead by a fancy web design. Means nothing. I know from experience.
 IMO there is no such thing as a Mid size mini Jersey .
There are Mini's  Mid size & Standard Jerseys out there.
Some use the name "Mini" in order to attract  {Newbies} to purchase their mid size or Standard cattle.

Showers 2017 heifer calf    " C Ruby Falls"
 "C Ruby Falls " Showers 2017 heifer calf
 Mister Beau Buttersworth of MJF
 40" tall at 7 yrs  A1/A2
Bo  sired 12 heifers & 3 bull calves in 2017/18/19

A Blast from The Past~!
DC C Ruby Falls 40"at 3 yrs
Sire Bo Buttersworth
Dam DC Fanciful Shower
Had a bull calf in July 2020 Sired by Grady O'Rourke.  Now Residing in New Hampshire.
DC Dolly Madison   41"at 3+ yrs A1/A2
Sire Bo Buttersorth
Dam Barn Yards Mini's Miss Kitty
Had a heifer calf April 2020 Sired by Grady
Produced 30lbs milk  per day  
Once a day milking
Now Residing in South Dakota...
DC Rambler 
born July 24 2108 Sired by Bo Butterworth
Dam Barnyard Mini Story. 
39" at 21/2 years 
Current Herd Bull  on The Corner
Conventional Semen available from  
DC M&M Buster Brown A1/A2 
 40" at 6 yrs of age.
Sire Bedrock Reno A2/A2
Dam DC Princess Grace LC
$50.00 per unit
Buy 5 get 1 unit free.
Contact Tim at 217 821 5081
No cattle For Sale at this time
Tim & DC Pancake June 4 / 2019
DC Dolly Madison and 
  her 2019 heifer calf
Ochwilla Hills Alia Dam of DC Lala
Beau Buttersworth"Bo"
DC Pancake
Born May30 2019
Sire Beau Buttersworth
Dam DC Fanciful Shower
21"  Tiny Little heifer
Grady O'Rourke FKF 42"at 4+yrs.. Sire DC Prince Charming
 Dam FKF Habi A2/A2
Sire to the 2020 calf crop 
Pancake Dec 2019
DC Pancake  full sister to C Ruby Falls. 32" 6 months
Misty Morning Violet   aka  "Virginia"
Sire  Sunshine Acres Loyal-P #5485=MCBR
Dam  Fallen-P  # USA 11848748
 4yrs old 41" A2/A2 
Had a heifer calf Dec 4th 2020 
Sired by DC Rambler
Virginia & Rambler  doing their thing Dec 2020
Virginia                    Rambler
 Piglette & Pancake  hanging in pasture Sept 2020
Pancake bred to DC Rambler for a Spring 2021 calf
DC Pancake  37" at  18 months     Sire Bo Butterworth MJF 
Dam DC Fanciful Shower
Kings Acres Belle AKA "Piglette" 34" at 1 yr     Born 12/42019 
Sire South House  Semus
Dam Barnyard Mini/Rockin Robin Storie                        A1/A2
Pancake & Piglette June 20202
Pancake 36" at 1 year