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Where To Learn More About Mini Cattle Breeds
The International Miniature Cattle Breeders Society and Registryģ hosts a website (www.minicattle.com) that carries information about 26 different breeds of miniature cattle. You can spend hours there looking at pictures and reading stories about the cutest and most unique cattle breeds on the planet. If youíre more inclined to learn from a book, order The Beginners Guide to Starting Your Own Miniature Cattle Business written by Professor Emeritus Richard Gradwohl. Itís available from the website or from local booksellers.
††††Another great place to learn about miniature breeds is at Dustin Pillardís Miniature Cattle website (www.miniaturebull.com). Based in Rockwell, Iowa, Dustin has raised miniature heritage cattle since 1993 and typically has 20 animals for sale every year. His website has several photos, sire information, tips on how to raise the cattle and even a clever section on why people should be interested in miniature breeds. For example, if you have new acreage, mini cattle are great at clearing brush. Or if you have too much grass to mow, miniís are great living lawn ornaments, provide great organic food and fertilizer. They could also help you build a petting zoo business and make great therapy animals for the handicapped and elderly.
††††Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, International Miniature Cattle Breeders Society and Registry, 25204-156th Ave. S.E., Covington, Wash. 98042 (ph 253 631-1911; info@minicattle.com) or Dustin Pilliard, Pilliardís Miniature Cattle, 8520 Quail Ave., Rockwell, Iowa 50469 (ph 641 822-3451; minioxen@yahoo.com.; www.miniaturebull.com).

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2013 - Volume #37, Issue #6