We are located West of the Pecos and raising tough,
grass-fed A2/A2 Mini and Mid-size jersey milkers.
We are focusing on breeding grass fed, mid-size jersey cows that have the A2-A2 beta casine gene. These cows should produce around 4 gallons of milk per day, which will be just perfect for a homestead cow. Our cattle are very heatly, gentle, and easy to handle. By breeding our mid-size jersey cows to miniature bulls, we should have offsprings that are smaller in size with the grass fed genetics. The grass fed lineage jerseys do very well in our dry Texas climate, and they winter well on a pature only diet. With the grass-fed genetic from our Holt Creek breeding stock, our offspings will be able to support calf and a family with wonderful milk with no problem. We should have A2/A2 mid-size jersey calves to sell in the near future. We are excited to be able to produce these jersey cattle and have them available for the small family farm to purchase. Thank you for visiting our site.... Ya'll come back soon!
Our cows are gentle as you can see my son, Concho, helping a brand new calf get something to eat. This heifer was 24 inches tall at birth and matured to 45" at the hip. Our bred cows are turned out in the pasture until they get close to calving. We bring them up close to the house to keep an eye on them. They are put in a water lot with all the coastal hay they can eat, loose mineral and salt. They calve in the lot and are brought in to the barn for milking twice a day. They are given a 2 chips of alfalfa at milking time. We don't feed grain and we have not had problems with any of our cows.
My first mid size heifer.. Little Rose. She was wild as a march hare when we got her.... turned out to be a big pet
The commercial cow on the left had a huge bag, gave 8 gallons of milk, was 50" at the hip and ate a TON of grain and hay.
The midsize grass fed cow on the right is 45" at the hip, medium size bag, gives 3 gallons a day, and requires no grain at all. She eats about one large round bale of coastal hay in one month and 2 chips of alfalfa when she is milked.
It's not just about the size of the cow! It's about making great tasting milk on a grass only diet....
Winter 2015... We had an ice storm and was without running water and electricity for about 7 days. Even the prickly pear was cold!