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.
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.
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.
In 2013 we used semen from another short New Zealand bull, Donalds Edify, to AI Molly who had Rupert.
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.
In 2015 we used semen from the short New Zealand bull, Hillstar Terrific 5-Star, and got Goldstar.
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.
Our bull, Titus, gave us Lucius and Topaz in 2017, and our bull Maximus gave us the heifers, Opal and Amethyst in 2018.
Our bull, Goldstar gave us GS Terrific in 2018
In 2018 we again used Goldstar as a herdsire as well as Rudy and Lucius.