Mini Cows Exist, And Here's The Adorable Proof

Published May 6, 2021 7,859 Views

Rumble Yes, miniature cows are real, and yes, they really are this adorable.

If you don't have enough room on your land for a herd of big cows, consider getting minis for smaller acreage. They still produce milk like standard size cows but don't need as much space. These small-breed bull cows generally stand at 36 to 42 inches at the hip, which means they are about half the size of a full-size cow.

Some miniature cattle breeds include:

Mini Belted Galloway cows are hardy in the winter with their double shaggy coats they shed in the summer. Belties were originally bred in Scotland

Dexters are mini cows by nature and were bred in Ireland and are smaller by nature due to the lack of resources in mountains where they originated. They were dubbed "The Poor Man's Cow" because they don't take much to raise, so they're ideal for homesteading.

Jersey cows come form Jersey Island in Britain. Islands don't have that much room for large, grazing herds so miniature Jersey cows were bred to be smaller than normal. Mini Jerseys don't get bigger than 42 inches at the hip. They'll make wonderful additions to your small farm!

Miniature Herefords are a reasonable size and fluffy to boot! These great pets help mow your grass, provide good fertilizer, and you can enter them into cow shows at fairs.

Miniature zebus are noticeable by the hump behind their head and are thought to be the oldest cattle breed in the world, originating in India. These small cattle make good companions on smaller farms. Their milk is also very high in butterfat content. Brahman cattle are a breed branching from the Zebu.

Holsteins are best known for their milk production, producing two to three gallons a day! They make for a great little family milk cow!

Scottish Highland cows are known best for their luscious locks, making them well adapted to cold weather.

It is up to you to research quality miniature cattle breeders and farms, but the good news is that there are plenty of them here in the United States for you to choose from. Reference the International Miniature Cattle registry for more info on where to find these miniature bovines. By the time you realize, and once you win the lottery, you'll have the sweetest little mini farm!