Category ArchiveJersey Cattle for Sale
Sabo Ranch is pleased to announce that we have a gentle, A2/A2 Jersey bull here from the Holt Creek organic dairy farm in Nebraska. All our Jersey cattle are A2A2 unless otherwise indicated. Procyon is available for 2013 breeding, see below for details.
Holt Creek Procyon- Procyon has tested positive for A2/A2 for beta casein, and was raised certified organic, 100% grassfed. He is registered with American Jersey Cattle Association, and was born in April, 2010. Procyon is moderate framed (about 50″ at the shoulder), very intelligent, and gentle enough to live within the herd as our cows come in and out of our corrals during milking times each day. Procyon’s sisters give approximately 2 gallons of milk per milking, on a 100% grassfed diet.
Sire: The Balladeer of Holt Creek Dam: GR Holt Creek Minstrel Provo
Semen rights are retained by Holt Creek Jerseys. Questions? Contact Jenny Sabo, 406-685-3248, firstname.lastname@example.org. Procyon is available for 2013 breeding. He has been tested clean for brucellosis, TB, and Trich in April 2013.
Breeding protocol: All cows brought here for breeding with Procyon must be accompanied with a veterinarian’s certificate for a clean bill of health for TB, Johnes, Brucellosis and Trich. $75/breeding, which includes 4 days of boarding. Lactating cows? Open heifers? Call Jenny at 406-685-3248 to arrange details.
Sabo Ranch specializes in trained A2A2 Jersey cows, ready for your own small family farm. We breed our 100% grassfed Jerseys for gentle temperament, easy keeping, hand milking, and tolerance of all things FAMILY- small children, wandering chickens, barking dogs, free range pigs, frequent new visitors, a varied crew of milkers (interns, children, visitors)
All females for sale are sold guaranteed bred. Currently, we are working with our A2A2 Jersey bull, Holt Creek Procyon. We also use A2A2 Jersey bulls from New Zealand, a country that specializes in grassfed animals with their oceanic climate.
Each calf we raise is trained by Jenny and Mark Sabo and their young sons Riley and Kiril. All calves nurse through the entire 9 month milking season for their mothers, so they function well in a herd and do not learn the pushy tendencies often seen in bucket calves. This nursing also develops a strong jaw muscles, and correct jaw placement for a lifetime of healthy grazing.
Calves start working on a halter at 5-7 days old, and lead well as adults as a result. We also practice lifting each calf’s feet, like a horse, so that they are familiar with balance and technique, should they need to have hoof trimming or doctoring of their feet as adults.
All Jerseys are fed a lifetime diet of free choice Helfter minerals, which builds good bones, strong immune systems, and good intestinal health from the start. This mineral program also includes a full complement of probiotics and free choice vitamins for year round health.
Purchase price of every Sabo Family Cow comes with 12 months of free consultations with Jenny Sabo. Not sure how your hay will do? Wondering how to train you dairy calf? What does it mean when my cow does __? Where should I buy good grassfed Jersey semen? How big should that hot fence area be each day?
Call Jenny, and she will do her best to answer each question, or will refer you to an expert in that field. We milk our 100% grassfed Jersey cows each day, year round, and drink the milk daily, so we understand the family cow system better than most.
Want to visit and experience the family cow firsthand? Schedule an overnight at Sabo Ranch, with individual time with Jenny to try your hand at milking, see the whole system at work, and ask as many questions as you’d like! Make yogurt & kefir & butter!
Sabo Ranch, 303 Pony Rd., Harrison, MT 59735 406-685-3248 email@example.com
SOLD, check back with us in SPRING 2013 for availability
After a year free ranging with our beef herd, Ida still comes right up for a scratch– her Jersey mother is so gentle we have never needed to hobble her while milking, even for the first hand milking the day she calved!
SOLD- Check back with us in SPRING 2013 for newly available bred cows
Sabo FRANNY is a delight. Born 6/25/10, she is gentle, easy keeping, and well built for a long life of calves. Franny’s mother is 12 years old and gave us a lovely heifer in August, 2012. FRANNY is moderate framed, only 43″ at the shoulder.
SABO FRANNY is sired by SABO ABEL, a registered Devon bull (ABEL’s sire is Rotokawa Cattle Co’s #688). Exposed July 15-August 15, Franny will be sold guaranteed bred, and would be due to calve between May 5 and June 5, 2013. Bangs vaccinated. $2000.
Interested? Contact SABO RANCH, 406-685-3248, firstname.lastname@example.org P.O.Box 65, Harrison, MT.
From Franny’s new owner, who has renamed Franny “Daisy”, on the 1st 24 hours of Franny/Daisy’s new life on a new farm:
So Daisy got in her head that the grass was greener on the other side of the fence and the best way to get there would be to get on her knees like a commando and go under the panel. We put her back in and rearranged the fence and whoop up comes the fence again and under goes Daisy. My horse is in the pen next to the cows by herself and it is fenced with the “no-step through” type wire. My horse has run with cows before and we very nervously moved Daisy in with her. A little disconcerting because there really wasn’t much opportunity for introduction. I told my husband to tie Daisy to the fence for a little but he misunderstood and for some crazy reason thought I meant to tie her inside the pen. He couldn’t hear me over the wicked wind and I was busy keeping the angus in their pen until he could help me move the panels back into position so I yelled to him to just let her loose and be prepared. I prayed. No problem though. A moment later horse and cow were sharing a meal together.
Riley Sabo, our oldest son and fastest milker, started teaching new Jersey/Rotokawa Devon heifer SABO ISABELL more about milking today. Although Isabell was quite protective of her calf at first, her mother SABO LILA, just across the fence, and Riley helped her to calm down and settle into new hands (owner Jenny Sabo has been milking her since little Isra was born March 20, 2012).
Isabell is SOLD, and will be traveling to the ranch of Angie and Jim Manring in mid June. Like the other Jerseys we sell, she will arrive at the Manrings well trained, gentle, and bred back to the bull of their choice (in this case, our new A2/A2 Jersey bull Holt Creek Procyon). 406-685-3248, email@example.com
Come meet the Sabo Family and some of their Devon and Jersey cattle at the MONTANA FARM and RANCH FAIR, Friday April 27-Sunday April 29. Gallatin County Fairgrounds, Bozeman, MT.
Friday 5-8pm Saturday 10am-8pm Sunday 10am-4pm
There are loads of exciting exhibitors and great local food, and activities for the family.
We’ll be bringing a baby Devon bull, just 10 months old, and a 2 year old Devon/Red Angus steers, to share how excited we are about meat quality and QUANTITY on the 100% grassfed Devon cross cattle!
Photo below, SABO DANIEL, registered Rotokawa Devon bull at 2 years old in May, 2011.
Are you interested in fresh, creamy Grassfed Milk?
Does your child have milk sensitivities that prevent consumption of this nourishing, nutrient dense food?
Come join us for a class on OWNING A FAMILY MILK COW! Saturday, April 28, 10:00-4:00, Lunch included. $75/person, Children 12 and under FREE, 4H members FREE. Sabo Ranch, 303 Pony Rd., Harrison, MT, 59735. 406-685-3248. Sign up here, or at http://www.brokengroundpermaculture.com/owning-a-family-milk-cow.html.
Many of us wish that we could have fresh, organic, grassfed, unpasteurized milk for our children and ourselves. We can! It takes some organization, but with access to land, a gentle house cow is not only possible, but an enrichment in many ways.
In years past, the family cow was often called “the Mortgage Lifter”, providing rich creamy milk for drinking, yogurt, cheese, butter, food for pigs, chickens, baby calves or bum lambs, manure for rich compost for a bountiful garden, and tender meat for the family freezer. Using the bounty from one cow and her yearly calf, a resourceful farm family can provide for the majority of their yearly groceries! And, any baby heifers can easily be trained and sold to pay for the rest!
Jenny Sabo and her sons, Riley(11) and Kiril(9), milk 5 cows daily, provide for much of their own kitchen needs, and train gentle “dude” cows for other families looking to start their own homestead. Jenny’s husband Mark puts up the hay!
Learn what goes into caring for and milking a family cow, how much land, shelter and food is required, how to choose a good “starter” cow, and how to raise a healthy calf. The day will also include a session on making butter, yogurt, kefir, whey, and soaking grains in soured milk or whey.
10:00am-4:00pm. $75/person, Children 12 and under, and 4H members FREE. Lunch is included. Saturday, April 28, Sabo Ranch, 303 Pony Rd, Harrison, MT 59735. (406)-685-3248. 10 spaces available for students. Minimum number of students, 6. See our Home Page for directions.
SABO RANCH FIELD DAYJune 19, 2010 11:00AM-4:00pm 303 Pony Rd, Harrison, MT(just 3 miles off MT Rte 287, between Harrison and Pony, MT)
11:00- Cow Milking and Welcome and Wander
12:00- Tour of Sabo Ranch Cattle (Devon and Jersey) and other Livestock, and Off-Grid Living.
Tour Topics will include Off-Grid Living, Heritage & Grassfed Cattle breeding, A2 Milk development, Eating seasonally, Management Intensive Grazing, Redeveloping Locally Grown Food Sources.
1:00- All Local Food Lunch
(2:00-4:00)- Free Afternoon Classes
- Good Food/Good Health- Eating Local all Year Long
Tanda Cook and Sarah Marshall of Clearwater Health
- Family Dairy Animals- Keeping Your Animal Healthy, and Your Milk Clean
with Jenny Sabo, and Dave Scott of Whitehall,
Adults: $15.00 each, Children FREE
Only 80 spaces available,
Reserve your space now- (406)685-3248, firstname.lastname@example.org
Much of this event is OUTSIDE, dress accordingly. Please leave dogs in your car, to keep them safe from protective mother cows. There will be a safe field for dog walking about 1/4 mile away from the cattle.
Bring your swimsuits and towels, and stop for a relaxing soak at Norris Hot Springs on the way home, just 13 miles south, near the junction of Hwy 287 and Rt 84.