Sunday, May 24, 2009

Farmers Downsize with Mini Cows

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From today's LA Times- farmers are moving towards a preference for mini-livestock. They eat less, are easily grass-fed, are lighter on the land, and are well-suited to small farms. They are not dwarfs; usually minis are closer to the original size of the breed. Turns out a lot of the super-giant livestock were a breeding predilection from the mid-20th century when good stewardship was low on the list of priorities.

The article is worth it just for the cute slideshow!

7 comments:

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Awww, I think I would get cuter if I drank milk from a cute mini cow......

Kateri said...

I love those little cows...with the 13 acres we are buying, they look very tempting...

PJ said...

Do they make mini moos?

Rabbits' Guy said...

Hey! House Cows!!! Let's start the House Cow Society.

Just kidding.

Article made a lot of sense.

Gonna slip one up onto the condo deck in amongst the corn and tomatoes???

Veiled Glory said...

Up to the 1960's, our local ag college were raising the Herefords featured in the article. When I saw the old yearbook photos of the students with the cattle, I thought it was a hoax.

L.Bo Marie said...

*sigh* great, I've got mini worms, mini rex, a great desire for mini (babydoll) sheep and pygmy goats... now I'm going to have to add mini cows!

ShadowRiderHope said...

Aww, the mini-moos are adorable. ;)