Recently I was watching an incredible and inspiring documentary called The Biggest Little Farm and they had a cow I fell in love with. The temperament, the fuzziness, everything about this cow made me want a farm just to have a cow like this one. I did some research and found out the cow is called a Scottish Highland cow. After some time passed the dreams of having a cow friend started to fade away. That’s when I discovered that my wildest dreams were actually somewhat plausible. Not because I’ve recently inherited a farm nor the necessary accommodations for a giant cow. What I did discover is that there is such a thing as a mini Scottish Highland cow. Not only are they tine and even cuter, they are really friendly and make awesome pets!
Miniature highland cows make exceptional pets that are very affectionate, social and easy to take care of.
The cows make great landscapers eliminating the need for a lawnmower and provide garden fertilizer all year long.
If it was the size holding you back from having a pet cow, you’re in luck.
Miniature cows range from 36-42 inches in size which is no bigger than a large dog.
If you’re worried about keeping a cow in your home, fear not for these cows love being outdoors. They can be contained with a small fence.
One miniature cow breeder had this to say about raising one of these cuties as a pet: “Our miniature cow farm is located in Eastern Colorado where we are currently raising pet quality miniature and micro-miniature cows. At Lovable Little Ones™ we take pride in working with and developing our calves to be exceptional pets. Our calves are halter broke, trained to be around adults and children, and of course lovable. It is our goal to be one of the best miniature cattle breeders in the United States that produces the highest quality miniature cattle with lovable dispositions and great personalities.”
These little highland cows really are the cutest things ever.
They live to be roughly 20 years old which is much longer than the average cow.
Depending on the size and markings, a miniature Highland cow will cost you between $1,800-3500.
They are known for being very docile and easy to care for.
You can always enter them into the state fair and compete with them too.
Think about how much money you’ll save on not needing a lawnmower or gas for it. Probably close to $30! Another reason to get a mini cow.
Because of their double coats, they can withstand nearly any environment with ease.
All I know is that I want to care for and love one of these adorable miniature Highland cows.
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I think my dog needs a pet and one of these would fit the bill perfectly.