Our Foundation Cows

The Billings Farm Jersey herd is built on superior genetics and breeding that has been achieved over more than a century. Below is a list of the most important cows in our history — animals whose bloodlines have left an indelible mark on the Jersey community.

Rosa

Billings MC Rosa Ex 92

rosa foundation cow Billings Farm Woodstock vt7-06 305D 16,930M 984F 686P

2x Member of Winning Produce of Dam All American Jersey Show 1988 & 1989
1st Five Year Old & Grand Champion Eastern Regional Jersey Show 1988
1st Junior Two Year Old All American Jersey Show 1985

MC Rosa was another notable daughter of TC Rose and realized great success on the tanbark campaign. Today, Rosa’s lineage traces three generations to Berretta Rosita-ET Ex 93. Rosita has been over 20,000 of milk twice on 305 day records, while making great components.

Berretta Rosita-ET offspring includes:

Billings View Rosebowl Ex 90
Billings Mannix Rosmaria Ex 90
Billings Legion Rudy Ex 91
Billings Legion Rosella VG 88
Billings JJ Rosa VG 88

Rosanne

  • Billings Top Rosanne Ex 96

    Billings Top Rosanne Ex 96

  • Billings Excitation Rayna VG

    Billings Excitation Rayna VG

  • Billings Coalition Reece Ex 91

    Billings Coalition Reece Ex 91

  • Billings Counciller Reggae Ex 90

    Billings Counciller Reggae Ex 90

Billings Top Rosanne Ex 96

6-07 305D 19,490M 1,138F 802P

Nominated for the Greatest Cow Contest 2015
1st Five Year Old All American Jersey Show 1989
National Grand Champion All American Jersey Show 1988 & 89
1st Four Year Old All American Jersey Show 1988

To date, Top Rosanne is the most prolific cow ever to call Billings Farm home. Rosanne’s achievements were legendary and numerous, not only as a perennial show cow, but as a hard worker in the barn as well. Rosanne’s legacy continues: our herd includes her 5th and 6th generation offspring from the Centurion granddaughters of Rosanne.

Rosanne’s Royalty of Billings-ET Ex 90

3-07 305D 17,756M 873F 607P

Unfortunately, Royalty was lost to injury.

Billings Excitation Rayna VG

Rayna is now owned by Snowcrest Jerseys.

Rosanne’s Rosie of Billings-ET VG-86

3-04 305D 16,271M 895F 595P

Rosanne’s legacy continues through a granddaughter of Rosie.

Billings Coalition Reece Ex 91

A fancy five year old with an exceptional udder.

Rosanne’s Regalia of Billings-ET VG-88

5-02 305D 22,182M 1,071F 785P

Regalia has passed, but continues Rosanne’s legacy through her daughter:

Billings Counciller Reggae Ex 90

Suzanne

Vaucluse Surville Suzanne Ex 93

5-07 305D 17,540M 941F

Billings Farm purchased Suzanne in 1974 and her family has gone on to produce several impact females in the herd. Today the 8th and 9th generations from this prodigious cow family dominate the herd. Billings Juno Samantha Ex 91 was the 6th generation from Suzanne and was more than 11 years old when finally laid to rest at Billings Farm. Samantha produced six females through natural calvings and was never flushed. All six daughters went on to score excellent!

Billings Barber Sasha EX 95

7-00 305D 19,303M 924F 626P

Sasha has 14 complete lactations and over 220,000 lbs. lifetime milk, to date. Sasha has a 91 point Paramount, an Ex 90 Action, and a 90 point Comerica.

 

Billings Barber Sandy EX 91

4-09 305D 18,090M 800F 591P

Sandy has a 92 point Montana as well as an 88 point Mannix.

Billings Lester Simone Ex 91

5-06 329D 20,737M 1081F 726P

Simone has an Ex 93 Paramount daughter.

Billings Flyer Stealth Ex 90

9-06 346D 20,088M 989F 799P

Stealth has over 150,000 pounds lifetime to date.

Billings Elegant Scarlett Ex 91

3-08 305D 20,491M 942F 738P

Scarlett has left us with a beautifully-uddered 93 point Furor daughter, Sapphire.

Billings Furor Sapphire Ex 93

Billings Legion Sox Ex 91

3-04 305D 18,834M 937F 671P

Sox has two daughters: Billings RBR Style VG 89 max score, sold in the 2010 All American Sale, and Billings Excitation Status EX 91 at our farm. In 2011, Status was Billings Farm’s first entry to the Jersey Jug in over 20 years.

Sofie

  • Bri-Lin Rens Sofie Ex 90

    Bri-Lin Rens Sofie Ex 90

  • Billings Country Starburst Ex 92

    Billings Country Starburst Ex 92

  • Milo Vindication Season Ex 94

    Milo Vindication Season Ex 94

  • Milo Centurion Sadie-ET Ex 93

    Milo Centurion Sadie-ET Ex 93

Bri-Lin Rens Sofie Ex 90

4-04 305D 21,505M 1,117F 815P

Canadian Cow of the Year 2012
1st Four Year Old Eastern Spring Nationals 2000

Sofie’s offspring at Billings:

Milo First Prize Stella-ET Ex 90

4-10 364D 17,163M 911F 697P

2nd Fall Yearling in Milk Eastern States Expo 2006

Stella’s Daughter:

Billings Country Starburst Ex 92

Milo Centurion Sadie-ET Ex 93

4-02 371D 19,429M 1013F 661P

3rd Aged Cow NY Spring Carousel 2012
3rd Aged Cow ESE 2012
2nd Four Year Old Vermont Parish Show 2010
Grand Champion Fryeburg Fair 2010
2nd Junior Three Year Old Vermont Parish Show 2009

Sadie has a VG 86 Action daughter at Snowcrest Jerseys, as well as a Verbatim Jr. 2 fresh at Billings. Sadie also has a March 2015 Verbatim and April 2015 Remake here at the farm.

Milo Vindication Season Ex 94