Miniature milk cows

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by yoker, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am considering getting one. What are peoples thoughts? I really like the jerseys. I am reading "storeys guide to miniature livestock" right now it is a good book. Does anyone know of a breeder in alberta?
     
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
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    I looked into getting Dexters once, until I saw the price...[​IMG]

    I can't tell you anything about your area, but where I live the prices for any breed of mini dairy cows are crazy. I could buy 2 regular dairy cows for that price.

    When I was asking around about minis, most people told me to get goats instead.
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I'm waiting for my little mini zebu Heifer , Hope to get old enough to breed to my zebu bull Charmin. Then she will be a mini milker, hehe

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  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    There was a thread about miniature milk cows a while back you could probably find it.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:[​IMG] - So true. For me though, the sad part is how rare it is to find miniature anything's. Except Herefords. Which in my opinion aren't that great.
     
  6. wpalmisano

    wpalmisano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they taste any better ?
     
  7. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Adorable!

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  8. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A little.






    Get it? A "little"? [​IMG]
     
  9. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    This was something my husband and I were talking about before he died. Also wanted mini Angus. From all I've read they have more prime meat per pound than the full sized.

    Maybe someday I can still do some of the things we wanted to do.
     
  10. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Ga
    From the research I've done if you have a small holding then the meat/milk to land ratio is much higher with the Dexters. They generally produce 2/2.5 gallons of milk per day with 4% butter fat and the fat globules are so small in their milk it's naturally homogenised.
     

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