There is a wide range of reasons to have miniature cattle. For the most part, people want something unique and sometimes colorful to look at. Many people enjoy caring for animalsbut want something besides a horse that doesn't get ridden or a dog no one plays with. Most people who enjoy these animals want "the smaller the better". Most of these animals are under 36 inches. Miniature zebu are the smallest breed as well as their crosses
Home-grown beef.....With a national move toward healthy and drug and chemically free food, miniature cattle have found a place. Beef type animals such as Dexter, Lowline Angus and Hereford offer big options in a smaller package. These breeds and thier crosses provide natural beef that can be rasied at home without all the huge equipment of feed expenses. Mature animals are half the size of standard breeds but can fill a freezer just right for a small and growing family.
Mini-Milkers.....Again,natural is the best. As people get tired of city life, they look to way to make their family better. Natural milk provides great nutrition for the whole family as well as other animals on the farm. Natural milk provides nutrients that are killed during the process of getting it to the store. Miniature jerseys and dexter cattle are great breeds to provide what a growing family needs.