Meet our herd!

Here at Courser Meadows we raise small breed/miniature cattle (specifically Dexter, Lowline Angus, and Irish Jerseys) because of their easy handle­ability, sweet dispositions, grazing capabilities, mothering abilities, and their many uses for dairy, beef, and oxen. They are great for homesteaders, small acreage farms, or farms looking for dual/tri-purpose breeds that have great feed conversion. Our cattle range from mature heights of 39-45 inches at the withers and produce anywhere from 1-3 gallons a day of creamy, delicious milk. Our cows are great mothers, easy calvers, and have good fertility. If you are interested in our cattle, email or call with any questions or to be put on our waiting list. We have breeding, pet, dairy, and beef livestock available throughout the year.

Calves and some bred cows will be available in 2018. Contact us for more info or to be placed on a waiting list.

Violet
Our oldest cow on the farm and our best nurse cow – she will take any calf on as her own! Peaks at 2 gallons/once daily milking. To date she has given us 2 bulls and 2 heifers. Bred to Paprika for a July 2018 calf. Irish Jersey, DOB 06/01/2012, A1/A2, Red (carries dun), Heterozygous Polled, Chondro/PHA Negative, 43 inches at the withers.
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Dandelion
Great brood cow and mother. Twice we have thought she wasn't due to calve and she walked in from the snowy pastures with a calf at her side! So far she has had 2 bull calves and is bred to Ash for a February 2018 calf. Registered Dexter (ADCA#030701), DOB 03/03/13, A2/A2, Dun (carries red), Dehorned, Chondro/PHA Negative, 42 inches at the withers.
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Licorice
Another great brood cow and mother on the farm. Licorice has had 1 heifer and 2 bull calves and is bred to Paprika for a May 2018 calf. Lowline/Aberdeen Angus, DOB 04/01/13, A2/A2, Black, Homozygous Polled, Chondro/PHA Negative, 41 inches at the withers.
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Daisy
Our favorite cow on the whole farm! Daisy is a wonderful mother and a great milk cow. She produces 2 gallons on once daily milking and has lovely udder confirmation. She has had 1 bull and 1 heifer calf and is bred to Paprika for a March 2018 calf. Irish Jersey, DOB 07/01/2013, A1/A1, Red Brindle (carries dun), Heterozygous Polled, Chondro/PHA Negative, 44 inches at the withers.
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Ginger
A great cow and our best milk cow on the farm. Produces 2 gallons on once daily milking and has great udder confirmation. She has given us 2 heifer calves and is bred to Paprika for a June 2018 calf. 87.5% Dexter, 12.2% Standard Jersey (Sired by DD's MacIntosh ADCA#024621), DOB 06/01/14, Black (carries red and dun), A1/A2, Dehorned, Chondro/PHA Negative, 43 inches at withers.
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Jasmine
The first heifer born on our farm and a nice little milk cow, peaking at 1.5 gallons on once daily milking. She is ½ sister to Daisy out of our first Mid-Mini cow. She has had 1 heifer and is bred to Ash for a March 2018 calf. Irish Jersey, DOB 09/03/14, Almond and White (carries red and dun), A2/A2, Dehorned, Chondro/PHA Negative, 42 inches at the withers.
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Sage
Great brood cow and mother out of our cow Licorice. Gave us a beautiful heifer this summer from AI breeding (first time being bred and she took with the first straw!). 50% Lowline Angus, 25% Dexter, 25% Mini Jersey, DOB 06/06/15. Almond and White, A2/A2, Heterozygous Polled, Chondro/PHA Negative, 42 inches at the withers.
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Thyme
Great mother and a wonderful milk cow. Currently giving 1 gallon once daily milking while still nursing her heifer calf from this fall. Bred to Paprika for a Fall 2018 calf. Irish Jersey, DOB 07/03/15, A1/A1, Almond and White, Dehorned, Chondro/PHA Negative, 43 inches at the withers.
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Lilac
Expecting her first calf by Ash in Winter 2018. She is a daughter of our cow Violet and we look forward to training her as a milk cow. Irish Jersey, DOB 08/15/15, A1/A1, Almond and White (carries red), Dehorned, Chondro/PHA Negative, 43 inches at the withers.
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Myrtle
A nice heifer out of Ginger and Dill. She will be sticking around while we see how she matures. Irish Jersey, A2/A2, DOB 06/12/17, Almond and White (carries dun), Heterozygous Polled, Chondo/PHA Negative.
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Clove
A nice heifer out of Sage via AI to South House Just My Luck, she will be sticking around! 62.5% Mini Jersey, 25% Lowline Angus, 12.5% Dexter, DOB 07/17/17, A2/A2, Black (carries red), Dehorned, Chondro/PHA Negative.
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Primrose
A nice heifer out of Thyme via AI to South House Just My Luck, she will be sticking around! 75% Mini Jersey, 25% Dexter, DOB 09/13/17, A1/A2, Almond and White (carries red), Dehorned, Chondro/PHA Negative.
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Past, Current, and Future Herd Sires

Maple
Potential future herd sire out of Violet via AI to Jewel's Little General. 75% Mini Jersey, 25% Dexter, DOB 07/31/17, A1/A2, Red (carries dun), Dehorned, Chondro/PHA Negative.
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Birch
Potential future herd sire out of Sweet Pea and Dill. 37.5% Mini Jersey, 37.5% Dexter, 25% Lowline Angus, DOB 07/25/17, A1/A2, Almond and White (carries dun), Heterozygous Polled, Chondro/PHA Negative.
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Paprika
2018 calves expected from Papi. Dexter, DOB 08/27/16, A2/A2, Red, Horned, Chondo/PHA Negative, Sired by FF Freedom's Red Cedar (ADCA #029788).
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Ash
2018 calves expected from Ash. He is out of our cow Licorice and bull Chili Pepper. 50% Lowline Angus, 50% Dexter, DOB 06/16/16, A2/A2, Black (carries dun), Heterozygous Polled, Chondro/PHA Negative.
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Dill
Sire to some of our 2017 calves. Irish Jersey, A1/A2, Almond and White (carried dun), Heterozygous Polled, Chondro/PHA Negative.
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Chili Pepper
Sire to our 2016 calves. Registered Dexter (ADCA#035451), DOB 04/14/14, A1/A2, Dun, Dehorned, Chondro/PHA Negative.
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Zoomer
Sire to Jasmine and our 2015 calves. Irish Jersey, A1/A2, Almond and White, Chondro/PHA Negative.
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