Miniature cow breeds
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what is the best draft animal? (horses, donkeys and mules forum at permies)
They're the perfect size for the family homestead. Owning a Dexter is like owning a piece of history and doing your part to help preserve genetic diversity. They are one of the world's smallest true breeds of cattle, not a miniature developed from a larger breed.
If you are determined to have cattle. I would have to recommend the Scots Highlander. One of the oldest breeds. They are wily, independent, accustomed to being self-sufficient in all weather, the will graze and browse. Evolving in Scotland they very hearty. His calf and Mother are in summer coat. In Winter they are very shaggy, but can be out doors in worse weather than more modern breeds. That said I would not leave them out in blizzard weather at least a sheltered paddock or cool barn. Where t