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Let’s Talk About Jerseys

Mini Miracles Farm and Miniature Jersey Cows

Miniature Jersey BullMini Miracles Farm is dedicated to the breeding of fine registered miniature Jerseys.

Many people ask what is a mini Jersey?  To be honest, they are the Jersey cow as she was originally when first imported into the United States from the Isle of Jersey, sometimes referred to as a Guinea Jersey.  She is not so small as to be useless on the farm, quite the opposite, she is a hard working member of your homestead family.  She provides milk and calves to the family and is beautiful to look at.

When first brought from the Isle of Jersey, Jerseys were smallish with most falling into the height range we’d refer to as mid-sized.  Mini Jerseys fall into two classifications: mini standing 38 – 42” at 3 years of age, and mid-size standing over 42” to under 48”.  These smaller animals eat less than full-size Jerseys, usually able to flourish on just one to two acres of pasture.  They are easier to handle because of their size, and they produce less milk.  Most families cannot consume 10 gallons of milk.  The mini Jersey produces 2-4 gallons per day – an amount that can be easily utilized.

At Mini Miracles Farm we breed outstanding foundation bloodstock for the serious breeder as well as percentage animals (mostly Jersey with a small percentage of other breeds to achieve unique and versatile individuals) for the homesteader or small farmer.  Additionally, each animal is registered, DNA tested to prove parentage and other genetic characteristics, and is handled from the moment she is born and then twice daily until she departs for her new home.  By the time she leaves our farm, a heifer will lead easily with a halter, load into a trailer, stand for milking and veterinary procedures, lift her feet for inspection or trimming, and will be gentle enough for a child to handle.

Mini Miracles Farm is committed to matching the right cow to the right environment.  If we do not have the right animal for you, we are happy to refer you to someone else who may.  We love these little animals and want you to have exactly what you want and need.

Pete & Sandy Michael