Moonbeam

Misty Morning Farm Moonbeam-P, DNA Verified 100% Purebred Mini Jersey (BBR100), 40 inches at 5 years old (Vet Verified), A2A2, ~3 gallons per day

Moonbeam was our family’s first Mini Jersey – we waited two years to finally bring her home from when we set out to find a family milk cow. We met her breeder at a homestead fair and decided she would be the person we bought our first cow from and boy are we glad we waited!

Moonbeam’s pedigree is predominantly Holterholm and Misty Morning Farm. Both bloodlines of small Jersey cows she comes from have been bred for grazing, A2 milk, polled and smaller stature. Holterholm cows average 6,000 pounds per year (2.42 gallons per day), 5.2% butterfat and 3.8% protein.

We haven’t measured pounds of milk per year, but we keep each of our cows’ milk separate and Moonbeam provides us with 3 gallons per day of milk at her peak and she easily maintains her condition on pasture without any supplementation.

Moonbeam also holds her lactation well, she was producing over 2 gallons per day when her second calf was weaned at six months. Moonbeam can feed two calves at the same time while maintaining her condition on pasture. During her first lactation her own calf nursed her as well as a bull calf, each weaning at 15 months old. The only down side to us using her as a nurse cow on her first lactation was that she learned to hold back her cream from us at milking if she has a calf to feed! (If we want her cream we have a calf start nursing and then milk her.)

Moonbeam’s teats are long enough to milk using my whole hand to milk on both her front and rear teats. Moonbeam’s udder stays at or above her hocks even at peak production and is very well supported and defined. We hope to some day raise a bull calf from her to pass on her genetics to future generations!

Moonbeam has a Gold Registration Certificate from the Purebred Mini Jersey Society (PMJS) and is also registered with the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) and the International Miniature Cattle Breeder’s Registry (IMCBR).

Moonbeam is due with her third calf in April 2024.

Moonbeam in the Late Fall of 2023

Misty Morning Farm Moonbeam

DOBAugust 19, 2018
SireMisty Morning Farm Little King Kong
DamMisty Morning Farm Maribelle
ConceptionNatural
ColorFawn
Height40 inches at 4 years
(22.5 inches at birth)
Polled/HornedHeterozygous Polled (Pf/H)
Beta CaseinA2A2 (AA)
Kappa CaseinBB
Beta LactoglobulinBB
BBR100
Stature-2.7
Calved atMisty Morning Farm, VA
RegistrationPMJS #G05180067, AJCA #JEUSA000175020085, IMCBR #6746

Calving History

  • Fawn heifer October 2021 (Sire Stormy)
  • Fawn heifer May 2023 (Sire Harold)
  • Bred for April 2024 calf (Sire Micah)

Offspring

Better with Thyme Starlight-P

Sire: Misty Morning Farm Stormy (42″ at 3 years)

BBR100

A2A2 BB BB

22 inches at birth, 42 inches at 2 1/2 years old

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