Welcome To Dexter Corner
   Welcome to Dexter Corner.
Located in South Central Illinois.
I am Tim O'Donnell, I have owned Jersey cattle since purchasing my first cow in August 1974. For years I raised and have shown standard-size Jerseys.  My love for the Jersey cow was inherited from my Grandma as a young boy.  Now, 43 years later, I still have the same affection for this unique breed.  In 1993, I was introduced to the miniature Jersey breed.  I instantly fell for these unique and personable little creatures.
  Over a 2-year period I traveled through 11 different states over 10, 000 miles searching for and acquiring as much information possible regarding this small breed of cattle. IN those days there were no web sites.  Not even the internet. In my travels I was able to purchase several head of little Jerseys from 4 different breeders.  With the purchase of these cows and a bull thus started the Dexter Corner breeding program.

I have been dedicated to the promotion and protection of this breed for  over 24 yrs now. Some of the people interested in this breed of small cattle are: The small acreage farmer, back to nature type people wanting a family cow for milk, for cheese, butter, ice cream, cottage cheese and meat.  They are also ideal for the petting zoos, Hobby farms.  Still today, the demand is much greater than the supply.

  My breeding program is about breeding the best small Dairy type cow possible. With good feet and legs and a well attached udder.  I { DO NOT }  breed my cattle to see how small of an animal I can produce. Or Breed for just  A2/A2.  I have learned over the years that a cow that is approx 42" to 44" tall or more is  much more desirable .  They also have  less calving problems at 2 years of age.

Some of my accomplishments thus far are: 
1.   I introduced the miniature Jersey breed nationally and internationally.
2.   First breeder to have a web-site on the Internet informing interested parties of this unique breed.
3.   First breeder to have semen drawn and to offer it for sale nationally.
4.   I composed the breed traits and guidelines accepted by the I.M.C.B.S. for registration. That are still used today and have been copied by other Registries.
 5 Been recognized for being the so called  
 "God Father" of these unique little breed of Jerseys.
6. One of the few long term breeders still raising Little Jerseys.
 For over 24 years now.
Tim    still milking Little Jerseys .
Now in his 43nd year.  

This page was last updated on: August 28, 2017
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Tim in 1974 milking his first cow "Abby".
Grandma Mueller at age 78 milking my first Jersey.  She taught me how to milk and I inherited my love for the Jersey cow from my Grandma's!
Grandma died in 1993 at the age of 97.  She never lost her interest in the Little Jersey cow.
               " Gone but never forgotten"

Great Grandma Amanda O'Donnell with "Daisy" her pet Jersey.  This picture was taken around 1935.  
Jersey's have played a part in the O'Donnell family for well over a half a century.


 Tim and Tiffany & Bessie  1981
     Dexter Corner  "ORLANDO "  
 42" tall  at 9yrs . He sired over 250 calves in  8 years.
One of the Best of the Breed~!  Neg for BD1 gene A1/A1.
 Sire Dexter Corner Butler  /   Dam Dexter Corner Bubbles
"ALL MY CHILDREN"  (Dear Ones)
Note: Dexter Corner Farm is named after the Former town where I live.
I live on the Corner of Rt 40 and The DEXTER Road
             Thus    "DEXTER CORNER"
Is not associated with the Dexter Breed of cattle in any way !
 
 Please Contact me if interested in the Down sizing Program~! Designed so that all can afford a Small Family milk cow~!
Papaw Tim Alexis & Ryan 2013
 (32 yrs later) with Lotta Luv
DC Bubbles 38" at 6 yrs produced over 50lbs milk at her peak in her 4th lactation
March 2000 --  July 2006
Dam of DC Orlando


Grandma, Gone but (Never) Forgotten
The Down sizing program is when you take a smaller framed Standard size Jersey cow
Breed her to a Mini Jersey either by A.I. or live coverage and down size the offspring.
Usually in a couple breedings you will have a real nice small framed family milk cow.
 It does work. I have been helping interested breeders with this program for the past 15 years, Call me for more details.
DC Prince JB Royal T 44" at 7 Years 
 Sire DC GJ Johnny Bob 
 Dam  DC Princess Grace Ann



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Tim O'Donnell
10925 N 640th St
Altamont , Illinois
62411
618 483 5081 Home
217 821 5081 cell
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~OTHER CRITTERS ON THE CORNER~
It's all about Family
Princess Grace Ann  Dam of RoyalT
DC  GJ Johnny Bob Sire of RoyalT
Tim & Rosemary O'Donnell   
Tffany Lee O'Donnell Feldhake
 Grand Dam  DC Blossom  38" at 10 yrs
The Mother
.DC Dotty Luv June 2002 -- July 2011 
    "The Perfect Mini Jersey cow"
 Pic taken 2003
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DC Roxanne  Dam of DC Dotty Luv
Grand Dam of DC Tiny Luv 
Great Grand Dam of DC Lotta Luv
DC Sweet Pea  Great  Great  Grand Dam of Lotta Luv 40"  at  14 yrs
1998 - 2010
1995- 2009
 =   Deceased
DC Butler 
   Sire of DC Orlando
Grand Sire of DC Boy George
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Tim O'Donnell
10925 N 640th St
Altamont, Il
62411
618 483 5081
timothydavid56@hotmail.com
Princess Grace Cow Family
DC Princess Grace LC
Shower 2 months
Meadow Beauty Fancy    Dam of DC Fanciful Shower
DC Bob Honey  Grand sire  to JB Royal T
 Meadow Beauty's "LiL Dream"
 42" at 8 years of age
 Sire  DC Billy Jack
Dam Meadow Beauty's Daisy
    SEMEN NOW AVAILABLE
 He has the Perfect head
Dish face / Baby Doll Head~!
Meadow Beauty Fancy Full Sister to Dream
Daisy   Dam of  Dream        
Royal T   Dec, 2012
A1/A2  Beta Casein tested
Memory Lane 1/2 Sister to Dream
Great Dexter Corner Mini Jersey Bulls from the Past
Bedrocks Reno                                   Dotty 
Izzy & Tiffany,  daughters of Lil Dream

Calves sired by Royal T 2013/2014
Royal T  June 2013
SEMEN
AVAILABLE
COLLECTED
FROM
LIL DREAM A1/A2
SEMEN AVAILABLE
DC Princess Grace L.C.  
133 heifers & 89 bull calves sired by Royal T   in     
   2013 / 2014 / 2015
Royal is A1A1
He has been tested for the BD1/BD2 gene and is Negitive.
Barnyards Mini  Miss Kitty  A1/A2
Born  May 20 /.2008 42" at  9 years
Sire Barnyard Mini Heart Throb        
Dam  Barnyard Mini  Miss  Shelly
Bred to Bo Buttersworth 
for a  2017 calf .
Heart Throb Sire of Miss Kitty
Miss Shelly Dam of Miss Kitty 2008
The "God Father "   Tim
 and  his first  Jersey cow  Abby .August 1974
My cattle are registered with the I.M.C.B.R.
Rosemary      "1974"
Sept 7 1954
May 1  2016
R.I.P. You are missed~!
DC Petals    June 1998 /Aug 2015  lived to be
17 years old .                         Bob Honey  
Dam and Sire of DC Buttercup
Heifer calf sired by Dream  ( IZZY )  A1/A2
 DC Fanciful Shower  A1A2
42"at 6 yrs
Sire DC JB Royal T
Dam Meadow Beautys Fancy
Producing 30 lbs milk per day . Milking once a day~! 
Had a heifer calf on June 11, 2017
Sired by Bo Buttersworth of MJF


​All Dexter Corner Cattle are Registered with the I.M.C.B.R.
DC Jack LaLane  sired by Lil Dream 2014
DC M&M Buster Brown  A1/A2
Sire Bedrocks Reno
Dam DC Princess Grace LC
Maternal GSire DC Bob Honey
Maternal GDam DC Princess Grace Ann
Editors Note~
In regards to the Title of  "The God Father"
That has been bestowed upon me. It is not a title that I gave  myself. It was given to me by others interested in this Unique breed of Bovines. For my continued dedication, preservation and willingness to help others learn and perhaps acquire their own Small Family Jersey.
I do give credit to those breeders that came before me. I refer to them as the "For Fathers" of the breed.
 I am humbled for this recognition and will continue to try to live up to it in the future.  
First calf of 2017
A Heifer calf sired by Bo Buttersworth
Dam  Miss Kitty . Born  April 9th . 21" 
DEXTER CORNER  LESSOR JERSEYS
              ALTAMONT, ILLINOIS
DC Summer Rain  8/3/15
DC Buttercup passed on Sept 8, 2015
She was 8 yrs old.
She was a 1 of a kind cow
She was  very Special
She is sadly missed....................

Barnyards   "Bedtime Story"     A1/A1
Born  Jan 18, 2010. 39" at 7 years.
Sire Barnyards Tinker Smurf
Dam  Barnyards Sweetie Pie
Had a heifer calf Aug 20 
Sire Mister Bea Buttersworth
producing 25lbs of milk 
milking once a day.
Summer Rain  9/13/15
  Kitty's Heifer calf for 2017 
     "DC Dolly Madison"  
    Sire Bo Butterworth
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KITTY  & Dolly Madison April 17 2017
          Sneakin sum Moo Juice~!
DC Jefferson Davis,  Dam Miss Kitty, Sire Bo Buttersworth Born May 1st  2016   A1/A2
Rose passed away on May1st 2016. There is now a huge gap in our lives.  She is missed by all of us.
DC Fanciful Shower  5 yrs old  42" 
               Beautiful cow.
Mr Bo Butterworth of MJF 
Current Herd Bull Standing on The Corner.
40" at 4 yrs of age  A1A2
DC Jefferson Davis @ 6months of age
Barnyard Mini's Story & her 2016 heifer calf Oct 2016
My Opinions Regarding the Politics of the Mini Jersey Breed.

 IMO there is No Reason to double or triple register an animal.
If good records are kept. That is what matters. 
I see no reason to DNA every animal just to qualify it for a Registry.  
(In some cases DNA is helpful )   But not necessary for all.
As for the A2  genetics. I still believe it is an unproven marketing plan.
 I will not change my Breeding program to support it. 
I have been breeding small Jerseys for a long time now. 
 I take offence to those who are (Newbies) that now have all the answers and because it is on their web site . It has to be Gospel... Well according to them any way.   Don't be mislead by a fancy web design. Means nothing. I know from experience.
 IMO there is no such thing as a Mid size mini Jersey .
There are Mini's  Mid size & Standard Jerseys out there.
Some use the name "Mini" in order to attract  {Newbies} to purchase their mid size or Standard cattle.



​I do not make the A2/A2 beta casein gene a priority in my breeding program. I do not test all my cattle just to promote my offspring. I believe it to be the jut another marketing technique used by the A2 Corporation to further there financial gain. 
Dolly Madison April 2017
Shower and her 2017 heifer calf  "Ruby Falls"
Showers 2017 heifer calf    " C Ruby Falls"
 "C Ruby Falls "
DC Dolly Madison  3 months
Ochwilla Hills  Allia   &   KNF Mini Pearl   July  2017
 Mister Beau Buttersworth of MJF
Current Herd Bull on The Corner
40" tall at 4+ yrs  A1/A2
Bo has sired 5 heifers
 out of 5 cows so far in 2017
Pic taken July 2017
Ochwilla Hill Allia   40" at 8 yrs,  Sire Ochwilla Hill Conan / Dam Ochwilla Hill Ezzie 
  A1/A2      Bred to Sure Shots Legend for a fall 2017 calf.
Paternal Grand Sire  DC Bob Honey   Paternal Grand Dam  Ralph Martins Jewel 
Maternal Grand Sire   DC Bob Honey  Maternal Grand Dam Ochwilla Hill Victoria
 Story's 2017 heifer calf  Sired by Beau Buttersworth
Born Aug 20 2017    21 1/2" tall  
   Dexter Corners "Lady Bird"..
 KNF's "Mini Pearl"   Born June 6 2011  
Sire DC Bob Honey         40" at 6yrs of age
Dam KNF's Miss Faithful
Maternal Grand Sire  DC Orlando
Had a bull calf Aug 8 2017
Producing 25lbs+ milk per day /Once a day milking.
An Outstanding cow in all ways IMO~!