The Jersey Difference
It’s all about the cows. The Jersey cow originated from the Isle of Jersey, the largest of Great Britain’s Channel Islands, and has long been in demand by dairy farmers seeking to improve their herds.
High Lawn Farm’s Jersey herd, bred for health, longevity and superior milk production, is nationally recognized, with some cow families’ direct lineage traceable more than 15 generations. See our History page for more about High Lawn Jersey lineage.
Our herd has always been highly esteemed, sought the world over because of the quality of our breeding practices, and Jersey milk is increasingly in demand by anyone who appreciates taste and quality.
The farm’s nationally recognized excellence in Jersey breeding and milk production began with the foresight and vision of our grandparents and modern High Lawn founders Colonel H.G. and Mrs. Marjorie Field Wilde. Beginning in the 1930’s they carefully built a herd from the very best of the breed with an eye to production progress.
Their contributions to the genetic improvement of the breed over many decades were honored more than once, including with Master Breeder awards from the American Jersey Cattle Association—to Colonel Wilde in 1960 and to Mrs. Wilde in 1977, making them the first couple to ever receive the award in separate years.
Today our family preserves their vision and dedication to the integrity and quality of the Jersey cow and our herd’s breeding. At High Lawn our Jerseys graze on fresh grass in the summer months, and almost all of their winter feed comes straight from our own corn and hay fields. Our customers know that our milk is not only an all-natural and free-of-artificial-hormones product, it is actually better for you than other milk.
And perhaps we are prejudiced, but we believe the Jersey cow has the most beautiful, doe-like face of the entire bovine kingdom.
Click here to learn more about how Jersey milk dairies work to conserve resources and reduce environmental impact.