Mini Jersey
Herdsires
and Bulls

A Short History of Our Miniature Jersey Herdsires 

Here are the herdsires and bulls that we have used in our herd since 2006

We bought our first miniature Jersey, Dolly, in 2006 and selected  miniature Jersey bull semen. We continued to AI our cows through 2015 using semen from miniature Jersey bulls and from short-statured New Zealand Jersey bulls. In 2015 we decided to begin using the bulls raised here at Blue Mill Meadows.

2006 - 2015
Herdsires by AI

first mini jersey herdsire, riverview gene

Riverview Gene

In 2006 we used semen from the popular miniature Jersey bull, Riverview Gene, to artificially inseminate our first miniature Jersey cow, Dolly, and she had Molly in 2007. In 2008 we again used Riverview Gene semen on Dolly and she had Gingersnap in 2009.   

second mini jersey herdsire, Zeus

Hawthorne Grove Zeus

In 2012 we used semen from the short-statured New Zealand bull, Hawthorne Grove Zeus, to AI Molly and Gingersnap and they had Merry and May in 2013. 

3rd mini jersey herdsire edify

Donalds Edify

In 2013 we used semen from another short New Zealand bull, Donalds Edify, to AI Molly who had Rupert. 

4th mini jersey herdsire alpha

DC Taylor’s Alpha

In 2014 we used semen from the miniature Jersey bull, DC Taylor’s Alpha and got the bulls, Maximus and Titus, and the heifers, Clara and Pearl.

5th herdsire, NZ bull 5 Star

Hillstar Terrific 5 Star

In 2015 we used semen from the short New Zealand bull, Hillstar Terrific 5-Star, and got Goldstar.

2015 to present
Blue Mill Meadows Herdsires

first herdsire from BMM Rupert

Blue Mill Meadows Rupert

In 2015 and 2016 we used our bull Rupert on five cows and got Rudy, Ruthie and Ruby in 2016 and Eden and Julius in 2017. 

2nd herdsire from BMM, Titus3rd BMM herdsire, Maximus

Blue Mill Meadows Titus and
Maximus

Our bull, Titus, gave us Lucius and Topaz in 2017, and our bull Maximus gave us the heifers, Opal and Amethyst in 2018.

4th BMM herdsire, Goldstar

Blue Mill Meadows Goldstar

Our bull, Goldstar gave us GS Terrific in 2018

5th BMM herdsire, Rudy6th BMM herdisre, Lucius

Blue Mill Meadows Rudy and Lucius

In 2018 we again used Goldstar as a herdsire as well as Rudy and Lucius. 

2018 Herdsires

Two-Year-Old Bulls

Goldstar

Two year old Blue Mill Meadows mini Jersey bull, Goldstar
  • Birthdate - April 22,  2016
    Height - 45” at 2 years old
    A2A2
    Heterozygous polled
    Kappa Casein BB
    BetaLactoglobulin BB

Sire
mini Jersey NZ sire Hillstar Terrific 5 Star
Hillstar Terrific 5 Star
Dam
mini jersey dam Gingersnap
Gingersnap

Rudy

Two year old mini Jersey bull, Rudy
  • Birthdate - June 4, 2016
    Height - 39” at 2 years old
    A2A2
    Dehorned
    Kappa Casein BB
    Beta Lactoglobulin BB

Sire
mini jersey sire Rupert
Rupert
Dam
mini jersey dam, May
May

Yearling Bulls

Lucius

Blue Mill Meadows mini Jersey yearling bull, Lucius
  • Birthdate - March 3, 2017
    Height -37” at 16 months
    A2A2
    Dehorned
    Kappa Casein BB
  • Sire
    mini Jersey sire, Titus
    Titus
    Dam
    mini jersey dam Gingersnap
    Gingersnap

Julius

Blue Mill Meadows mini Jersey yearling bull, Julius
  • Birthdate - March 27, 2017
    Height - 37” at 16 months
    A2A2
    Dehorned
    Kappa Casein BB,
    Beta Lactoglobulin AB

  • Sire
    mini jersey sire Rupert
    Rupert
    Dam
    mini jersey dam Pearl
    Pearl

 Previous Herdsires 
from Blue Mill Meadows

These herdsires were raised on our farm, used as sires and then sold as herdsires for other farms.

  • Titus

    Blue Mill Meadows mini Jersey bull, Titus
  • Birthdate - July 29, 2015
    Height - 39” at 2 years old
    A2A2
    Heterozygous polled
    Kappa Casein BB
    Beta Lactoglobulin BB

  • Sire
    mini Jersey sire Alpha
    DC Taylor’s Alpha
    Dam
    mini jersey dam Molly
    Molly
  • Maximus

  • Blue Mill Meadows mini Jersey bull, Maximus
    Birthdate - June 4, 2016
    Height - 39.5” at 3 years old
    A2A2
    Heterozygous polled
    Kappa Casein BB
    Beta LactoglobulinBB 

  • Sire
    mini jersey sire alpha
    DC Taylor’s Alpha
    Dam
    mini jersey dam Gingersnap
    Gingersnap

Rupert

  • Blue Mill Meadows mini Jersey bull, Rupert
    Birthdate - July 27, 2014
    Height - 39” at 2 years old
    A2A2
    Dehorned
    Kappa Casein BB
    Beta Lactoglobulin BB 

  • Sire
    NZ jersey sire Edify
    Donalds Edify
    Dam
    mini jersey dam Molly
    Molly

 Previous Herdsires by   
New Zealand Semen

Hawthorne Grove Zeus

New Zealand Jersey bull, Hawthorne Grove Zeus

Donalds Edify

New Zealand Jersey bull, Donalds Edify

Hillstar Terrific 5-Star

New Zealand Jersey bull, Hillstar Terrific 5-Star

 Previous Herdsires by  
Miniature Jersey Semen

Riverview Gene

mini Jersey bull, Riverview Gene

DC Taylor’s Alpha

mini Jersey bull, DC Taylor's Alpha