Tim's Blog

Years ago I had a man and his wife from Kentucky come up to buy a cow. Let me set the scene for you...

Sometimes people ask the question, is it better to buy a  mini Jersey heifer or a cow. That answer really depends on your experience and what you're looking for.In my opinion, for a newbie who doesn't know cattle, maybe someone who is looking for a...

The great thing about mini Jerseys is that you can train them to be milked only once a day. This can't be done with the milk production of full size jerseys.I simply start off by just milking once a day. When her milk comes in...

You need to just relax now. Don't over think things. Mother Nature will take her course.. No need to milk her out. Just make sure all 4 quarters are working correctly. IF you intend to calf share (which I do not recommend, but some people prefer)...

I have seen and helped with hundreds of calvings over the 30 years that I have had dairy and mini Jersey cattle. From all those years, the first advice I have is to primarily let nature do what it's meant to do. As far as human...

I believe that a bottle raised calf is still the best way to raise a heifer. Due to the human interaction. Yes they may grow better and fill out faster on the Dam. Yes it is easier for working care givers and life schedules etc...

Twas the night before Christmasand I’m out in the barnOne last check on my cows to make sure all are warm.They’re chewing their cuds, tucked cozy in a stall,Not aware that it’s Christmas, or any special day at all. They dream of spring pastures from their...

Here is a 38" mini cow in the milking process. She stands on a riser. So those thinking they want a" Micro mini " jersey. They are almost impossible to milk with a machine. Also a cow that produces 3 to 4 gallons of milk...

FYI Newbies, Wannabes Hopefuls, Dreamers and others interested in Mini Jersey cattle. Miniature Jerseys of quality breeding and conformation do not sell for the same price as a Cull cow or a Standard Jersey or any other average breed of beef or Dairy cattle. They...

Written by Tim O'Donnell for the IMCBR (International Miniature Cattle Breeds Society & Registry) "2001" COLOR Light fawn to red to dark brown to shades of black. Some white permissible. HEAD Broad forehead, tapering gracefully toward the muzzle with a dish face. Strong lower jaw, with jaws meeting properly....