I'm seriously concerting getting some mini cows. Dose anyone have some or know someone that dose? I would like to get a mini Jersey/Lowline cross.
Yes I have.Two problems 1 My family hates goats milk and 2 I'm not real fond of goat meet. I know pick pick pick:dunno:Have you considered a couple goats? They need less space, less feed, and they browse as opposed to graze. On the down side; they produce less milk.
If you can get a mini for the price of a standard ... then go for it*Andi
I have been pricing standard Jerseys and they are the same price as the minis. I found some standards for more than the minis. I guess that it depends on where you live. I live in Texas. The other problem is I have a small place 2 1/2 ac. Something smaller will fair better on what I have.
Remember ... us folks in Texas need to also keep the cows hydrated. If you don't have a well on your property, you may need to haul about 20-30 gallons a day to keep your dairy cow wet. If you have ever seen one pee you will know why - - that's a couple gallons each time right there.I can't really see much benefit with having mini-cattle. The good would be that they would take up less space and eat less.
Thats what I was thinking... hell, I thought a goat was a "mini cow". They will eat a much broader range of things and I would think them a much better choice.Have you considered a couple goats? They need less space, less feed, and they browse as opposed to graze. On the down side; they produce less milk.