The best part of having miniature cattle are the new born calves. This could not be possible with out the cows. We oreally enjoy our cows and always have favorites in the pasture. Not all are pictured but you can see what we are trying to do. Take a look at some of the girls in our herd.
We try to keep a wide color variety of cows, including solid colors. We just like to see calves come out all different colors. We have some cows that have multiple generations of color. I think we could breed these cows to bulls almost any color and get some real flashy calves. We have been building our cow herd for almost 20 year, it is starting to show up in the pasture.
Sugar Plum is my favorite cow. She is a 2008 model and has some of the nicest calves on the place. She has had two brindle spotted and speckled heifers and has an amazing red bull calf at her side for 2013. He was only 20 inches/23lbs. Sired by our 29 inch tall bull, this guy has herd sire written all over him. Only time will tell.We look forward to this cow contributing for years to come. Bred to Boone for 2016
Sugar Bottom is a 2011 model that was bred to our 29 inch bull as a yearling and produced a great bull calf called Choncho in 2013 that we are keeping back for a breeder. A full sister to Choncho was born in 2014. And a great red-white face heifer in 2015 from Hombre. I think this cow will give us all keepers. The first daughter out of Sugar Plum above, she is something. Pictured here as a 3 yr old. Sired by Sugar Cain, she is only 35 inches tall (across the back, at the hips), white with brindle spots and speckles.
Sugar N'Spice is a 2012 model that is just as nice as her full sister above. Less spots but her conformation is just as good. She was only 15 lbs when she was born. Pictured here as a 2 year old heifer, we can't wait to see what she does as a cow in our herd. She came into heat as a yearling but we already had the bulls out. She had a great heifer from Hombre in 2015. Bred to Woody for 2016
Millie is a great cow. A 2009 model, she goes back to Ripley and Freckles. She has had two heifers and a bull. We kept her first heifer, Katrina, pictured below. This cow is only 35 inches tall, great conformation and great producer. A super heifer by Choncho in 2015, we are excited to see what this girl can do every year. She is going to add to our herd for years. Bred to Woody for 2016.
Katrina, another great 2012 hiefer, pictured here at two. This picture doesn't do her justice. She is going to be a super little cow. She is a great little cow. She bred as a yearling and had a great brindle bull calf by our 29 inch bull. She will definitely contribute to the herd for many years. She has brindle spots and passed that color on to her first calf, Hurricane and 2015 calf by Hombre called Typhoon. Katrina is out of Millie (above) by Sugar Cain. Bred to Woody for 2016
Frostie is another great cow. Four out of 5 calves have been heifers, and good ones. Snookie in 2010,(below)and with her 2013 bull calf . Frostie is only 37 inches tall. She will be in the herd for years to come. A great example of what we are trying to do. You could put any bull on this cow and she will give you a keeper. Bred to Woody for 2016.
Snookie a great cow and daughter of Frostie above. Her daughter is pictured below. She is definitley a contributor to our herd. She has had 2 nice sons and one daughter. We are hoping for more heifers out of this one. She is a 2010 model and we expect lots from her. I have one of her heifers in the herd, I need more. Bred to Boone for 2016.
Misfit is a really nice 2012 heifer. She was born on my birthday so we just had to keep her. She is pictured above at 15 months old. She is right about 30 inches. She is the first daughter of Snookie (above) and the only calf sired by Ragin Cain. She is nearly white but does have brindle speckles on her feet, ears and eyes. We are anxious to get her bred in 2014 and see what she can do for us.
Sydney is a super little cow. She is a 2009 model with color galore. This cow is a producer. We can't wait to see what she does every year. She is only 35 inches tall. A beautiful cow with great conformation and lots of color. Bred to Choncho for 2016.
Shelby is a great little 2011 heifer from Sidney (above) and a 31 inch red zebu bull we called VP. In 2014, she had a great little bull from Rascal, 29 inches tall. Shelby looks just like her mother but with a deeper red. This little cow is still under 36 inches tall. Not the best picture but you can see the potential in this one. Bred to Woody for 2016
Sugar, what can I say. I really like this cow. She was born in 2010 and looks better every day. She has red and black speckles and is just a real smooth cow. She had a nice bull calf (Red Hot) in 2012. Expecting good ones every year from her. She has everything that we are looking for in our cow herd. She is a great example of the sizes of our cows. We would love to get a black speckled cow like her in the herd. Bred to Choncho for 2016
Vee is a nice little cow that is a great grand-daughter to Ripley, one of my favorite bulls. She is a 2011 model and has had three real nice bull calves so far. If we can get a heifer out of her, I think it would be a keeper. She has a real quite disposition and great color. Pictured with her 2014 bull calf Casper. Bred to Boone for 2016
Vanillie is another 2009 cow. She has had 4 great heifers for us. Bad thing is I sold 2 and only kept one. I kept her 2014 heifer that is the best of the three. Rose is a beautiful red lineback. Vanillie is the biggest cow in our herd at about 38 inches tall, but still has some of the smallest calves. She is a producer. Bred to Boone for 2016
Jo Jo is a nice 2009 cow. She has the loud color we like and only standing about 36 inches tall. She has a quite personality and has had three great heifers so far. She has had 3 great little heifers. Her 2015 bull calf by Tyson was a real good one too. She has small and correct calves. We need to keep a couple back. Another producer.Bred to Boone for 2016
Kalamazoo,is a heifer we brought into the herd in 2010. We were looing for an outcross that would give us something to put back in ther herd. She has had 3 bull calves so far, all nice but her 2014 calf may be a keeper and possible herd sire. Had a great heifer in 2015. She is only about 35 inches tall, long flowing tail and a real nice blonde brindle. Bred to Boone for 2016.
KC is the cream of the 2009 calf crop. She was 20 inches/20lbs when born and has done nothing but get better. She has really filled out to be a nice cow. Pictured with her 2015 Hombre calf, she had three heifers in a row. She will be with Boone for a 2016 calf.
Pepper, is one of our smallest cows. She is about 33 inches tall. She had a great bull calf for 2013 we called Tyson TKO. Her 2014 calf from Sugar Cain is even better. We called him Bullfrog, a nice white-sided tri-colored bull that we think will be a breeder. Her 2015 heifer from Hombre may be one of the nicest ones of the season. This is a nice, small and colorful cow. We hope to put her bull calf genetics across the herd when he is ready. Only time will tell. With Woody for 2016
Carolina is a great 2012 heifer. She measured only 32 inches on August 2014. She is out of VP, same sire as Minnie and Shelby. He has produce some of our smallest cows. She will be with Woody for a 2016 calf. Small bred to small should get fantastic.
Minnie is a great little heifer. She was born July 2011 and measure 32.5 inches on August 2014. , She goes back to VP, same sire as Shelby and Carolina. Small and correct in every way.We would love to get a small bull calf out of this girl. She is done growing. She is with Woody for 2016. A small bull out of this breeding would take us to the next level (down!)
Pickles, a neat little mini zebu cross cow. She is 36inches tall and a tri-colored cow that gave us her first calf this year. Becka on the calf page is a sweet little heifer. Pickles was halter broke, loves treats and being brushed. She should give a nice colorful calf every year. Bred to Boone for 2016.
More cows are running on the farm. We have almost all the females pictured here but still missing a few. We have a total of 25 females 1 yr old or older. All are nice cows and heifers with something to offer our growing herd.
We have been fortunate to have great calves to select from and improve our herd through selective breeding. We have sold animals that are great producers As our herd grows our goal is to improve the uniformity of our conformation in the herd. All while keeping the color variety. I would say we currently have about half our cows where I want them. The other cows have calves that can go back in the herd. All are great producers.
In the next couple years, we hope to have our cow herd even more uniform. With the bulls we are using and the calves we are growing, we will be there soon. Check back for more cow pictures.