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You may be wondering, “why miniatures?” Compared to larger cattle, miniature cattle require less space and less feed. They do less damage to pasture land, do not need such high or strong fencing, and do not produce as much methane. Their shorter stature makes them very easy to handle. Miniature cattle have many great uses such as, quality beef and milk production, with their very docile temperament they would make great 4H/show calves, pets, and not to mention the number of heads that will turn when folks see your “pasture candy”!Miniature cattle are classified in three categories as measured by height at the hip. These three categories are (1) midsize miniature, 42 to 48 inches; (2) standard miniature, 36 to 42 inches; and (3) micro-miniature, 36 inches and under. Small-breed cattle range in weight from 500 to 800 pounds. In general, a miniature milk/beef cow is a third to half the size of the standard milk/beef cow. I find that the 42- to 44-inch height is the most ideal for a family small-breed milk/beef cow. The specific breed we are offering are White Dexter cattle. As the Dexter breed is commonly a smaller breed already, these will be classified as miniature with the guidelines above unless stated otherwise. All cattle will be registered in the White Dexter Cattle Registry (WDCR) unless stated otherwise.