Our miniature Jerseys draw from the classic Ralph Martin and Riverview lines.
Most of our cows and all of our bulls have the A2A2 gene. Recent studies indicate that milk from A2A2 cows may be healthier.
We have been using selected short-statured New Zealnd sires since 2012. New Zealand’s dairies have been pasture-based for decades and their Jersey sires offer many advantages.
Studies show that milk from pastured animals has higher amounts of vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids.
Heifers and bull calves fed and raised by their dams gain physical and social benefits. Read more
Long term benefits include higher milk production in first lactation for heifers and in some studies, improvements in fertility and logevity for both the suckled calves and the nursing cows.
Dam-reared calves have shown increased cognitive and learning behaviors.
Both cows and bulls are easy to handle and enjoyable to be with.
Our cows and bulls have the Kappa Casein B variant and BB genotype which are associated with increased cheese yield. Some of our sire lines have been noted for high fat and protein which also improves cheese quality.
Inspired by the writings of Wendell Berry and wanting to raise our three sons on a farm in a rural community, we left Houston and bought a small farm in a remote community in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Tennessee.