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A Small But Growing Trend: Mini Cattle

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A Small But Growing Trend: Mini Cattle

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A Small But Growing Trend: Mini Cattle

A Small But Growing Trend: Mini Cattle

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As the economy slows, businesses are cutting back, including cattle farmers. They're downsizing as feed becomes more expensive. But they're not shrinking their herds. They're shrinking the cows.

The Wall Street Journal reports that mini cattle are a small but growing trend. The waist-high breeds are less than half the weight of an average cow, and they eat one-third less feed — but they can have full-size attitudes.

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