Raising Miniature Goats, Cows, Chickens, and Sheep

Small Breeds, Big Benefits. Why Homesteaders Choose Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Miniature Southdowns, Dexter Cattle, and more.

Raising Miniature Goats, Cows, Chickens, and Sheep
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 7 minutes What is driving the recent trend in raising miniature goats, cows, chickens, and other livestock? As more people move toward a simpler way of life, and are living in a more self-sustainable way, they may be interested in having a family milk provider. Families may choose to raise their own meat but not have enough room for raising traditional full-size livestock breeds. Both goats and cows produce delicious milk, but the miniature goat is more suited to a small plot of land and a smaller family. Small breed livestock needs less pastured, fenced land, less grain, and leave less waste to clean. In many cases, raising miniature goats and other livestock of smaller stature makes a lot of sense for the modern homesteader. Today, many families want to return to their agrarian roots, but don’t have the money to buy a large ranch

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