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  • Anyone want a tiny cow?

    Farmer hopes tiny cows catch on as pets



    Date published: Mon, 06/17/2002

    ROCKWELL, Iowa (AP) _ Dustin Pillard is betting his farm on compact cows.

    Pillard has 50 tiny cows on his northern Iowa farm, all about 3 feet tall. He's hoping they'll catch on as pets, and so far inquiries have come in from as far as Europe, Mexico and Argentina.

    "I like them," said Pillard, 30. "If nobody else does, that doesn't really bother me. We're breeding just for the novelty end of it."

    The smallest full-grown animal is a 3-year-old bull that's 33 inches tall and weighs 320 pounds. The largest, a mature bull, is 35 inches tall and 400 pounds.

    Pillard thinks interest for the cattle, which start at about $1,000, is growing. And the more people know, the more interest he sees.

    "If they saw a rodeo bull that was only three feet tall, I'd think they'd have to have one. That's our hope, anyway."


    Tell me this guy didn't have some
    serious extra time on his hands!
    If we're not supposed to eat animals, why are they made out of meat?

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    <We're breeding just for the novelty end of it." >

    PLEASE tell me this isn't the same rancher featured in your last cow story??
    "Public service is not just a job.
    It is an act of citizenship."
    ---G.W. Bush

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    • #3
      *sigh* Another fad, just like pot bellied pigs. Now ther will be "tiny coe rescue" all over the place when people don't want them as pets anymore....ot they will end up on the rable.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mitzi:
        ot they will end up on the rable.
        Ot indeed! They'd damn well better NOT end up on MY rable!

        Originally posted by C Kadet:
        The smallest full-grown animal is a 3-year-old bull that's 33 inches tall and weighs 320 pounds.


        Isn't that cute - Now Mitzi can have her very own "House Bull! Just make sure it's "house broken," Mitzi!
        6P1 (retired)

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        • #5
          PLEASE tell me this isn't the same rancher featured in your last cow story??

          Hmmm... Never thought about that! Maybe he was able to sprout little cows with a disease that just keeps them small.
          If we're not supposed to eat animals, why are they made out of meat?

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          • #6
            When the small pox vacine was first introduced people thought that beacuse it came from cows it would cause you to break out in tiny little cows...all over...your body that is. No really.

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