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GOATS!!!!!big_smile.png Goats are kind and small. You can also hold a goat. I have never had cattle so I can not say much about them other than that they are big! 

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GOATS!!!!!big_smile.png Goats are kind and small. You can also hold a goat. I have never had cattle so I can not say much about them other than that they are big! 


Cattle can be small, there are many miniature versions of the large cattle that can be as small as a saint bernard! Very cute =)

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Even though you can't see or hear them at all, a persons a person, no matter how small.

            Theodor Suess

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Cattle can be small, there are many miniature versions of the large cattle that can be as small as a saint bernard! Very cute =)

 

As small as this.... This is Gumdrop at a few days old, being held by my then 10 yr old daughter (daughter probably weighed all of 50lbs at the time - she's only 60lbs now). Gummy probably weighed about 25 lbs when she was born... Mature weight was close to 600lbs and about 40" tall at her hip. Lots bigger than Zebu's, but better cuts of meat and MILK!

 

 

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As small as this.... This is Gumdrop at a few days old, being held by my then 10 yr old daughter (daughter probably weighed all of 50lbs at the time - she's only 60lbs now). Gummy probably weighed about 25 lbs when she was born... Mature weight was close to 600lbs and about 40" tall at her hip. Lots bigger than Zebu's, but better cuts of meat and MILK!

 

 


That's sooooo cute!!!

Even though you can't see or hear them at all, a persons a person, no matter how small.

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Even though you can't see or hear them at all, a persons a person, no matter how small.

            Theodor Suess

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post #15 of 46

I love both! They're both very different

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post #16 of 46

To all the people that say cattle are stupid. I can personally tell you they are anything but stupid. I will tell you if you treat any animal right they will treat you the same way. We have had cattle bottle feed and bought adults from the sale barn much older. If they are treated good and interacted with daily they can be as friendly as dogs and sure are no stupid. They can come when called by name just like a goat. All animals have special requirments and really need to be researched before purchasing. Bottle baby's with a calf or a baby goat all have big risks of getting sick very easily if you have never done it make sure you have a good vet picked out!

 

I honestly never thought cows could be very friendly or trained or smart for that matter until we started raising them ourselves. We love and enjoy ever one of them.

 

Annie and her new born calf snowman named because he was born on a snow day her on 2/22/13

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Currently Raise: Wheaten marans, Bichen Marans, Golden Salmon Marans, Silkies, Cream Legbars, 1 pair of Swedish Flower Hens, Rouen Ducks, 1 pair of Sebbies, Blue slate turkeys and 20 or so head of cattle.

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My Flock Under Construction!

My Swap Page Under Construction!

 

 

Currently Raise: Wheaten marans, Bichen Marans, Golden Salmon Marans, Silkies, Cream Legbars, 1 pair of Swedish Flower Hens, Rouen Ducks, 1 pair of Sebbies, Blue slate turkeys and 20 or so head of cattle.

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I am looking for a animal that is gentle sweet, isn't a full time job, gives AT LEAST a gallon a day, and can live on an acre or less. I would also like an animal that's milk is high in butterfat, and is good for making products with. I really don't care whether it acts like a pet or not. My chickens are economical, and useful, they live a good life, but are not pets, this animal won't be one either. Thank you for your advice! ( Oh, ARE SHEEP AN OPTION?)

Even though you can't see or hear them at all, a persons a person, no matter how small.

            Theodor Suess

Breeding Ameraucanas, Black Copper Marans, Easter eggers, Olive eggers, and Black sex links, and Buff Orpingtons.

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Even though you can't see or hear them at all, a persons a person, no matter how small.

            Theodor Suess

Breeding Ameraucanas, Black Copper Marans, Easter eggers, Olive eggers, and Black sex links, and Buff Orpingtons.

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I am looking for a animal that is gentle sweet, isn't a full time job, gives AT LEAST a gallon a day, and can live on an acre or less. I would also like an animal that's milk is high in butterfat, and is good for making products with. I really don't care whether it acts like a pet or not. My chickens are economical, and useful, they live a good life, but are not pets, this animal won't be one either. Thank you for your advice! ( Oh, ARE SHEEP AN OPTION?)

You should look into Dexters... You could easily keep one on less than an acre as long as you supplement their pasture diet with hay. They are very gentle and not destructive to fences and buildings, and are pretty self sufficient as long as they have food, water and shelter. But if you plan to keep an animal for milk, no matter what it is, you will need to milk it daily, or else the milk supply will decrease, or dry up totally. Milk is totally supply and demand.... It isn't a full-time job, but you'll have to budget some time to milk into each day.

 

http://www.dextercattle.org/

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You should look into Dexters... You could easily keep one on less than an acre as long as you supplement their pasture diet with hay. They are very gentle and not destructive to fences and buildings, and are pretty self sufficient as long as they have food, water and shelter. But if you plan to keep an animal for milk, no matter what it is, you will need to milk it daily, or else the milk supply will decrease, or dry up totally. Milk is totally supply and demand.... It isn't a full-time job, but you'll have to budget some time to milk into each day.

 

http://www.dextercattle.org/


Thank you! I have no problem milking them each day, I just didn't want an animal that would use up the majority of my day. I will have to look into dexters.

Even though you can't see or hear them at all, a persons a person, no matter how small.

            Theodor Suess

Breeding Ameraucanas, Black Copper Marans, Easter eggers, Olive eggers, and Black sex links, and Buff Orpingtons.

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Even though you can't see or hear them at all, a persons a person, no matter how small.

            Theodor Suess

Breeding Ameraucanas, Black Copper Marans, Easter eggers, Olive eggers, and Black sex links, and Buff Orpingtons.

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post #20 of 46

Interesting thread Salt and pepper.

I don't have any cattle or goats myself though, so I'm just looking lol

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