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, 40 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 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 20 yrs now. Some of the people interested in this breed of small cattle are the small acreage farmer and 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.  Still today, the demand is much greater than the supply.
  Most of the cattle pictured on the first page of this site are all pure bred   Lessor Jersey's.  They are not cross bred animals!
  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  A2A2.  I have learned over the years that a cow that is approx 40 to 42' tall 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.
 5 Been recognized for being the so called  
 "God Father" of these unique little breed of Jerseys.
Tim    still milking Little Jerseys .
Now in his 41st year.  

This page was last updated on: May 6, 2016
Interested Viewers

We're not finished yet!
Follow Me By Clicking The NEXT Button To Visit The Following Two Pages.

For more pricing and availability contact me at:  timothydavid56@hotmail.com
or phone
618 / 483-5081
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 43" at 4 Years 
 Sire DC GJ Johnny Bob 
 Dam  DC Princess Grace Ann

Support the fight against Breast CancerSupport the fight against Breast Cancer
 They have all your mini cattle halter needs
Tim O'Donnell
10925 N 640th St
Altamont , Illinois
618 483 5081 Home
217 821 5081 cell
It's all about Family
Princess Grace Ann  Dam of RoyalT
DC 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
Call or Email for available cattle For Sale
618 483 5081 H 217 821 5081 Cell
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
All pictures & information on this site are the property of  Dexter Corner Lessor Jerseys. Permission must be granted by the owner before copying them.
Plenty milk for all critters
Tim O'Donnell
10925 N 640th St
Altamont, Il
618 483 5081
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 7 years of age
 Sire  DC Billy Jack
Dam Meadow Beauty's Daisy
 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 and Present all of the  Rudabaga Linage
Bedrocks Reno                                   Dotty 
Izzy & Tiffany,  daughters of Lil Dream

Calves sired by Royal T 2013/2014
Royal T  June 2013
DC Princess Grace L.C.  
103 heifers & 61 bull calves sired by Royal T   in 2013/2014
as of June 25, 2015
Royal is A1A1
He has been tested for the BD1/BD2 gene and is Negitive.
Barnyards Mini  Miss Kitty 
Born  May 20 /.2008 42" at  7 years
Sire Barnyard Mini Heart Throb        
Dam  Barnyard Mini  Miss  Shelly
Bred to  Bo Buttersworth for a May 2016 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.
Alexis feeding DC Eben March 2014
Kittys heifer calf born May 12  
DC Fanciful Shower  A1/A2
42" at 3 years.
 Had a heifer calf Sired by Buster Brown on Aug 12,2015 
Sire DC Royal T
Dam Meadow Beauty Fancy
Rosemary 1974
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
Producing 25lbs milk per day .Milking once a day~!
I {Do Not} concentrate on the A2/A2 gene in my breeding program. IMO, there has not been enough information/proof  to date to make it a priority..
​All Dexter Corner Cattle are Registered with the I.M.C.B.R.
DC Jack LaLane  sired by Lil Dream 2014
Dexter Corner Izabella Rosilini
born  June 5  2014   A1/A2
Sire  Lil Dream
Dam DC Fanciful Shower 
40" at 20 months.
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.  
CD  Aunt Penny Pamper
A 6yr old tiny Mini Jersey
She is only 37" 
Penny had a bull calf on March 3rd 2016.
Sired by Bo Buttersworth.
First calf of 2016
A Bull calf sired by Bo Buttersworth
Dam CD Penny Pamper. Born  March 3rd. 21" 
For Sale at this time~!
              ALTAMONT, ILLINOIS
Shower & 2015 heifer calf  "Summer Rain"
2014   heifer calf                                                                 2015 heifer calf
Mr  Bo Buttersworth  A1/A2  39" at 3 yrs
DC Summer Rain  8/3/15
DC Hershey's Kiss Born June 8 2015
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 6 years.
Sire Barnyards Tinker Smurf
Dam  Barnyards Sweetie Pie
Had a heifer calf on Aug 1, 2015
Sired by Sure Shot Ambassador
Summer Rain  9/13/15
DC Summer Rain  Sept 2015 in Parlor
Producing 25 lbs of milk Milking once a day 3 months into Lactation.
Shower &  Summer Rain  Nov 2015
Cows in the snow  Jan 20, 2016
Penny  Pamper and Wellington P Buttersworth
Shower &  Izzabella  Feb 2016
Wellington P Buttersworth
2 months old
May 2016
Dam raised by Penny
For sale at weaning time
 at 3 months of age.
timothydavid56@hotmail.com  or 217 821 5081
Miss Daisy  3yrs old  41"
Sire DC P.J.
Dam Barnyards Miss Kitty
Producing 25lbs milk  
Once a day milking.