A miniature Highland cow made an appearance recently on a TV show about a woman who raised all kinds of farm animals and took them around to schools for children to pet and feed. I loved the footage of 6 and 7 year old children stroking miniature goats; even feeding one of them with a bottle!
But I’d never heard of miniature Highland cattle.
This breed which is also called Hairy Coo or Heilan Coo come from Scotland originally, where they’re raised for their meat. They’ve been exported to the USA since the first part of the last century.
Super hardy, they’ll eat a lot of plants that other cattle shun, so they make good grazers.
Personally, I’d love to have one for a pet, especially a miniature Highland cow!