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” Jersey Cattle are the original Jersey. After the breed was brought to America, they were selectively bred for a larger size.
Miniature Jersey Cows 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 full size Jersey cow which weighs 1000 to 2000 pounds and is 50 to 60 inches tall.
Over the many years of selective breeding, Tanglewood bloodlines have produced Miniature Jersey Cows that average in height 34 to 36 inches and 350 to 450 pounds. Tanglewood bloodlines are currently the smallest in the database of the American Miniature Jersey Association and Registry.
Learn About Miniature Jersey Cows
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 horns.
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 Miniature Jersey calf weighs approximately 15 to 25 pounds and is from 14 to 16 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 any exotic investor, backyard hobbyist or farmer.
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.
Foundation Miniature Jersey Cows
TFM’s Banana Split
TFM’s Blue Bell
TFM’s Brown Cow
TFM’s Moo-llenium Crunch
TFM’s Tin Roof
TFM’s Turtle Tracks
Miniature Jersey Cows for Sale
Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing one of our Miniatures or Rare Breeds.
Only 100 Foundation Miniature Jersey Cows in the world! Pure Foundation Bloodlines. Hand raised. Very friendly. Parents on premises. Cows give up to 4 gallons of milk with 4% butterfat.
Miniature Jersey Cow
Baby Girl Calf 24 inches current
TFM’s Graeters 36 inches
TFM’s Brown Cow 36 inches