Miniature cattle are found in various parts of the world. Some breeds, such as the Dexter of Ireland and the Kerala of India, are traditional breeds; other breeds have been recently created by selective breeding. The Australian Lowline was the unexpected result of a scientific experiment. Some, but not all, miniature breeds display achondroplasia, or dwarfism (also known as the bulldog gene)
Compared to larger cattle, miniature cattle require less space and less feed and may be easier to handle. They do less damage to pasture, do not require as high or strong of fencing, and do not produce as much methane.
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