Friday, September 11, 2009

mini bull repeat


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Note a similar post was first done on Aug. 16, 2008.
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So why repeat?
Since I posted this, my records show that this picture is very popular. I also consider it a very cute picture. Mini Bull and toddler - great combo

But the picture site I used for the blog, Imageshack, must have some limit on the number of times the picture is shown. I am using it on a free account so it's the old you get what you pay for. Over the months I noticed this picture (and others ) don't always display. Any readers know more about this problem - please comment below.

Here's where I found the picture :
Little Moos picture web album

And here's a post of the picture again:


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what I originally wrote about it
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I learned today that there are miniature cattle. In fact there are various breeds of mini cows and mini bulls. Now I don't have the land or inclination to become a cowboy anytime soon but it might make sense to start small.


One big benefit of the mini cattle is less feed and land for grazing. I read at one site that 3-4 acres is enough for a few of them.

So if I ever move out to some western state maybe I could start ranching on a real small scale. Might not be a bad idea for getting fresh milk.

Some people get them for pets. Remember the pot belly pig pets about 20 years ago?? I think a mini bull would be better.

Thanks to Little Moos for the above picture.
Here's some reasons to go small (maybe W should try this in retirement)


I wonder if they can moo very loud.

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This link has other links about mini cattle and also an active message board.
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If you happened here looking for mini cattle info those links above should be good, but if you are interesting in odd fun stuff check out my other blog.

If you want a list of other strange posting I've done here then click this.

Here's some more posts about pets.
Also, I checked those links above in the original post and they are still good links.
thanks for stopping by.
OH if you know MORE about mini cattle/cow/bull PLEASE leave a comment below.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Try a comment from iPod touch

Unknown Mami said...

I saw something on PBS about mini cows in Cuba.

lisleman said...

@unknown mami - mini cows in cuba - that's a great band - love that latin sound! No really it's a small island they need small cows. Ok thanks I didn't know that but I enjoy being a smart ass. thanks

OneStonedCrow said...

Well, I don't know anything about mini moos but it's interesting to see what Google ads is displaying with this post:

'Australian Lowline cattle'

'cattle pregnancy checkers'

'low cost animal scales'

'miniature branding irons'

... another thing to consider is their contribution to global warming - I think that in New Zealand they have a sheep and cattle 'Fart Tax' - would farmers get a rebate if they went small?

Yours Mooly

graham

angelshair said...

I don't know if I would have one in my garden, but they are so cute!!!

lisleman said...

@onestonedcrow - wow someone actually looks at the ads. they change all the time so thanks for the snapshot.

@angelshair - thanks for dropping off a comment. please check out some of my other pet related stuff.

Donald Swarbrick said...

So thats where childrens, and old folks small portions come from.
Only joking, they are cute.

Ocean Girl said...

Is this one more of the genetically modified animals that humans are messing with nature? Or are they of the small kind? If yes, then they are cute.

I understand from my son that now "scientists" are working on cows that do not feel pain so that we humans can slaughter them without guilt!

I apologise if I sound a little short. This is definitely not the right place to vent.

Really cute picture lisleman :) Thank you.

lisleman said...

@donald swarbrick - yeah you should see the white castle cows - you could step on them. Both the kid and the cow (actually a bull I think) are cute. thanks

@ocean girl - the cows may have been breed for size but we been breeding cows for hundreds (?) of years. I didn't know about the painless type. I suspect you were thinking of something more in the lab dish than the older breeding methods. That is a subject that needs much discussion and I'm no expert. Do you eat meat?

Nothing Profound said...

I don't eat meat or dairy, but I'd love to have one as a friend.

lisleman said...

@nothing profound - I don't know any owner but I suspect some are kept as pets.

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