When thinking of beef cattle, many may envision an animal that weighs over 1,000 pounds; however, this is not the case for all breeds of beef cattle.
One breed that breaks the stereotype of beef cattle is the Miniature Zebu breed. According to the American Miniature Zebu Association, newborn calves are typically 10-20 pounds and 16-18 inches tall. Mature Miniature Zebu will reach a height of 29-42 inches tall and a weight of 200-600 pounds.
One benefit of the small size of the Miniature Zebu breed is that they require less feed and space than other breeds of beef cattle.
Miniature Zebu producers have the ability to place their cattle into one of six markets – show cattle, beef, mini milkers, breeding animals, junior rodeo stock or pets.
To learn more about Miniature Zebu breed visit the American Miniature Zebu Association website!