MINIATURE HIGHLAND CATTLE

 

New to God’s Country Ranch in 2017, Miniature Scottish Highland Cattle are settling in nicely. The meat from this breed is almost as famous as their distinctive look of long wavy hair and straight horns. From Scotland, these hardy cattle are capable of surviving harsh conditions. Their coat is actually double layered, made up of the long outer layer and a downy undercoat insulates them from extreme temperatures and the elements.

These miniatures have the same traits as the larger Highland only in a smaller more food efficient package, a maximum height of 48′.  A dual purpose breed, used for both milk and meat, produce a meat that is tenderer than other beef with less cholesterol with more iron and protein. This rugged and hearty breed are ideal as organic or grass-fed beef production. They are suited for smaller farms or acreages, requiring a third less food than the standard Highland cattle. On lower food amounts these cattle marble naturally and produce a lean high quality and low-fat beef.

For breeding, being the cutest of the miniature breeds, they have strong mothering instincts and calve easily. Dystocia is very uncommon and they can produce well into their teens. Weighing between 500-700 pounds, they produce enough meat for a family of four for half a year.

These docile minis are much easier and safer to handle then standards size, are calm and don’t spook easily; making them great for showing or pets. Only an acre is required for a pair and they are easier on pastures and fences. Mini Highland cattle are good browsers making them good for clearing brush and bramble.

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