About Miniature Cows
Tanglewood Farm raises Miniature Jersey Cows from the original Ralph Martin Jersey stock which are descendants
of the original "Old Man Snow" Jersey's imported from the Jersey Islands and have been kept in their original
pure form by Ralph Martin. Miniature Jerseys are one of the rarest breeds of cows.
Miniature cattle at three years of age and over should not exceed 700 pounds live weight. They must be under
42 inches at the hip to be classified as miniature. Compare this to the standard mature cow which weighs 1000
to 2000 pounds and is 50 to 60 inches tall.
Miniature cows come in a variety of colors from many shades of brown, brindle, black and occasionally pinto
or splashed with white. Miniature Jersey Cows are naturally polled animals which means they are born without
Miniature cows are members of the bovine family. All cows are ruminants and have four-chamber stomachs. They
are cud-chewing animals. Male cows are called bulls. Altered males are called steers. Females are called cows.
It takes a cow nine months to have a baby calf. At birth, a baby calf weighs approximately 20 to 30 pounds and
is from 16 to 20 inches tall. Miniature cows can live up to 25 years with the possibility of producing 23 calves.
Miniature cows are very docile and easy to handle. They can be kept on as little as 1/4 acre of land.
They require 1/3 the nutrition of an average full size cow.
Miniature Jersey Cows are a sound economic investment. They produce up to four gallons of milk daily and
yield higher quality marketable beef. With the emphasis on health related diets to eat smaller servings of
meat, the consumer can enjoy smaller cuts of beef with more marbling and less fat. Not only are miniature
cows very practical for milk and beef supply, their small size, hardy constitution, gentle nature and rarity
make them ideal for the exotic investor, weekend farmer, or backyard hobbyist.
We are very proud of the daily handling and care given to our miniatures here at Tanglewood Farm.
We provide proper nutrition and quality veterinary care to all of our animals. Our livestock is current
on vaccinations, dental checkups, hoof care, and worming. The health of our animals is very important to us, and we follow rather strict
practices. We maintain a closed herd, which means we do not bring in any new animals, embryos or semen. Once an animal is
sold, it may not be returned. So that we do not unintentionally introduce disease into our herds, we do not bring our animals
to shows, and we do not borrow or lend animals for breeding. We prefer weanlings do not leave Tanglewood
Farm before they are 4 months of age. They need time to grow and play with other weanlings, receive
discipline from their mothers, and time to change their diet gradually to eliminate the desire for
mother's milk. This also enables Tanglewood Farm time to deworm the weanlings and give them their
first vaccinations. All miniatures come with Tanglewood Farm health papers showing up to date vaccinations,
deworming schedule, and hoof trimming schedule. They also leave Tanglewood Farm with a brand new halter and
leadline. If you need transportation, we can arrange ground transport within the US and Canada. To other
countries, we can arrange air transportation on major airlines.
We are very proud of our foundation bloodlines. You are welcome to ask for an extended Pedigree and Pictures
for any of our miniatures. If you see any you are interested in learning about, you may contact us by
or telephone us at 770-667-MINI (6464).
View Miniature Cows for sale
or take a look at our Foundation Cows.