should show traits that contribute to high milk yeild and a long productive life.
The typical bull will show a masculine appearance with ample substance. Disposition should
be very docile and quiet. Gentleness a must. Their legs will be short to moderate, but not
excessively long, and well placed under the body; forelegs straight and squarely placed; hind
legs nearly perpendicular from hock to pastern when viewed from the side and straight when
viewed from the rear. Feet short, well rounded with deep heel, level sole, and toes properly
WEIGHT Cows at three years of age and over should not exceed 700 pounds live weight. Bulls at three
years of age and over should not exceed 900 pounds live weight.
HEIGHT Mature animals must be 42" or under at three years of age to be classified as miniature, or over 43" up to 48" at maturity to be classified as Mid-Size. Measurement is taken at the Hook bone located directly in front of the hip bone.
BREEDING Must be approved breeding-an animal must not be the result of inbreeding (inbreeding is
defined as more than 50% influence of an ancestor).
REGISTRATION A picture of each animal being registered must accompany each application.
Certificates are TEMPORARY until maturity (three years of age) at which time height
measurement is required for permanent registry. Breed of ancestors must be listed on
pedigree, if available.
Breed Traits For 'Lessor' Jersey
with the I.M.C.B.R.
Thank you for your interest in my Lessor Jerseys, they are still a Rare and Unique breed of cattle.
I have had so many people ask me how much they cost. Pricing of a Lessor Jersey would be up to the individual breeder. Keep in mind though that these cattle are still rare and would be priced as such. Increasing your herd is a slow process. It just takes time due to the fact a cow takes nine months to have a calf, and you only get one calf a year.
Why have a Lessor Jersey ? These small cattle are more docile and easier to handle. They are easier on land, equipment, and your facilities; they do not have the size or bulk to do much harm on fencing. A small acreage owner can handle twice as many small cows on the same amount of land it would take to raise just one full-sized animal. Lessor Jerseys eat about 1/3 the amount of grain and hay as a standard size cow. You can easily keep two or three on an acre of good pasture. I mix corn, dairy supplement, vitamins, minerals, salt, and wet molasses for my cows' feed. Lessor Jerseys are very hardy animals and adapt to whatever climate they are in, as long as you have shade when it is hot and some type of shelter from wet and cold weather. You must realize. however, ' Lessor' Jerseys are dairy animals, they give milk and must be milked twice a day or have calves to take the milk.
I am doing all I can to promote and protect them. Only sincere, dedicated people with the same affection as I have will be able to buy one from me. Anyone who may be in the area is welcome to come by and see my cattle. I am always willing to show my little cows to interested people and can talk about cows all day. If you have any questions, call me at 618 - 483 - 5081 or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Most all my Lessor Jersey cattle are registered with the International Miniature Cattle Breeders Society, 2504 156th Ave S. E. , Covington, WA 98042. The phone is: 252 - 631-1911 or email - email@example.com - web site: www.minicattle.com also with the minjerseyherdbook.com
I am the breed registry co-chairperson of the Lessor Jersey breed