After over 25 years of raising bison on the farm, mini cows were the perfect livestock for our small acreage. They require less than a quarter of the feed the bison used. They are very efficient feed converters and they are light on their feet, going easy on the pasture even during the muddy seasons.
AMZA Registered Miniature Zebu
Glitter was our first calf born on the ranch. She was a bottle baby who spent a lot of the first week in the house, and the first 6 months being raised with baby goats. Glitter required an emergency c-section in May 2021. She and her bull calf recovered very well. Glitter will not be bred again due to her petite size. Glitter now enjoys living with the weaned calves and showing them how to be a well behaved miniature cow.
*Note: Glitter resents that she is not in fact a "House Cow." When given the opportunity to take a joy walk on the property, she usually ends up in the backyard at the backdoor, just hoping it is open.
Miniature Zebu (50%) / Jersey (25%) / Brown Swiss (25%)
2020 5.1% butterfat
2021 5.2% butterfat
Hannah has had 2 calves, one heifer calf and one bull calf. Hannah is AI'd to a BR100 A2/A2 bull for the 2023 calving season.
Hannah is Natalie's "heart cow," she doesn't do what she is told all the time but she is very agreeable to be milked twice a day. . She has an amazing personality and like all cows she is very food oriented.