Apparently there’s a growing trend in suburbanites raising miniature cattle in their backyards. Who knew?
While some people look to save money by buying an entire cow or a side of beef, it can be difficult to store the meat from a 600-kilogram steer, of which about 40 per cent makes it to the freezer. Miniature cattle, which weigh about 270 kilograms, provide enough meat to last a family of four six months. That’s just about the freezer shelf life of beef, said Bryan. And the meat tastes the same, depending on how the cattle has been raised and fed.
Ironically, the smaller the cow, the more expensive it is. Apparently this is due to rarity, not novelty. Want to know more? Why not visit the best URL I’ve heard in a while: miniaturebull.com. They’ve got some charming photos of mini cows and their mini owners. There’s also the Miniature Cattle Coral.