Miniature pigs and miniature horses are well-known pets that offer unusual and adorable companionship, but the increasingly common miniature bovine is also making an entrance to the modern homesteading scene.
Dr. Evelyn MacKay, a clinical assistant professor of food animal medicine and field service at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, says the care requirements of miniature cattle are similar to those of their larger counterparts, just on a smaller scale.
“Miniature cattle are basically just smaller cattle,” MacKay said. “While they’re more manageable because of their size, they still require training and time to be halter broke and tame.”
Selectively bred to be shrunken down for the domestic sphere,