Our family began milking Jerseys in 1959 as Jersey milk was in strong demand because of its exceptional quality. Most of our present-day cows can be traced back generations to our original herd. There was never any discussion about switching breeds. We knew Jersey cows meant always having a quality product.
Let us introduce you to the three ‘Jersey Girls’ you’ll see on all our labels:
Pamela recently passed away after 15 wonderful years. Pamela is our girl in the middle as she always wanted to be front and centre. Jerseys have a very curious nature, and Pamela was extremely inquisitive. She represented the Character of the Jersey breed and she was always Marie’s favorite cow! She sought out all of the love and attention she could get. We will miss this beautiful Jersey girl.
Mary, our girl on the left, represents the roots and heritage of our farm. She was named after John’s mother as she was born on the last birthday celebrated by Mary Miller. John’s mother’s family was in the milk processing business, manufacturing butter and ice cream in Goderich, Ontario. In fact, John’s great grandfather, Sam Bisset, is credited with being the first dairyman in Canada to put milk in a glass bottle in 1896.
Candice, our girl on the right, represents quality. Candice was one of our best cows, and she lived for fourteen years, a very long life for a cow. She was our highest quality cow for milk production and also scored excellent for body style three times. In addition to being a large volume milk producer, she also provided many offspring for our current herd.
Miller’s Dairy milk is available only in glass bottles. This is a responsible decision we chose to make for our environment. Our bottles are returned to the dairy then washed, sanitized and refilled with Fresh Jersey Milk. Our glass bottles keep the milk colder, thus effectively and naturally slowing the aging process of the milk. Our milk is healthier, stays fresh longer and tastes great!