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.
It is possible with the right climate and rain fall to raise a pair of minis on one Acre! You will always need hay and substitute feed at times to give them what they need. But with commercial cows you really are pushing it with one cow to the acre. So this is a huge benefit if you have small acreage but still want a cow.
According to Lovable Little Ones, "Mini cows are exceptional pets that demonstrate a great deal of affection, are very social, and are easy to take care of." These tiny cows can easily be your indoor pet but because of their general nature, it would be advisable to graze them in open fields
You’ll haul less hay during the fall. During the deep winter freeze, you’ll have to carry fewer buckets of water for your thirsty cows. Read and educate yourself. Google is full of information and can help you along the way.
My personal favorite traits. They require less pasture. They are different, which makes them special. They are harder to just go buy. They are super friendly, when raised from a calf. They love you feeding them. They are super cute! And over time this list is sure to grow.