Miniature-Cattle Breeder Directory
Miniature-Cattle Classifieds
Miniature Bull Sires

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AFFILIATION:
ABOUT ME:

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There is no affiliation on this website to any breed or registry. I am not trying to sell you anything or convince you of anything. I answer to only you and me. I am Donna Grace, a lifetime AI tech and former Montana rancher & cattlewoman. I have always loved miniature cattle, and have owned a mini Beltie and a mini Highland in the past, and a buffalo. When we ranched I bred and marketed several breeds (including commercial cow-calf herds, and purebred registered seedstock cattle including Limousin, Simmental, Marchigiana and Salers). I have AI'd registered purebred cattle all my life. Now I am retired, and buying a small acreage homestead this year, and plan to buy a few more miniature cattle again soon.
BREEDER DIRECTORY:
I list as many miniature cattle breeders that I find who wish to be included. I list breeders of miniature, unusual, rare, heritage, or other specialty breeds (and species) of bovine. As content and listings increase, the Directory format may separate by breeds. Submit a Breeder Directory Listing: email donna@miniature-cattle.com with • ranch/farm name • website address • breed • proprietor's name(s) • city & state • 1 tel no • 1 email • a small blurb is welcome, but keep it brief. Thank You for your listing.
SIRE DIRECTORY:
Miniature Bull Sire Directory. This is a directory of miniature bull genetics (frozen semen & embryos) available to cow owners. Bull owners need to provide as much information as possible on their bulls; see the list of recommendations to the right. If you have or know of more sires that belong here, send their info to me so I can add them to this free directory. NOTE: There are so many good Dexter, Lowline and miniature Hereford sires available out there, that I cannot list all of them on this one webpage. Most bulls of these 3 breeds are already offered to the public online in their own breed directories. I will link to those directories rather than add too many bulls of any breed in this directory.
Submit a bull to the Miniature Bull Sire Directory: email donna@miniature-cattle.com with photo of bull • bull's name • breed • ranch/farm name • website address • proprietor's name(s) • email • blurb about the bull, FS (his height), BD (chondro) status, polled /horned /dehorned • weight • his birth weight • calves' BW • registry • semen price / straw • location, shipping & ordering information, etc. Thank You for your listing.
CLASSIFIED ADS:

 

FREE: No charge for classified ads at this time. I will list an ad for any miniature or homestead type of cattle that sell for less than $2500. Just email what you want your ad to say (price and location are *required; see recommendations to right) and I will post it (i dont have this website set for interactive to keep out spam and junk and viruses etc.) Length of running, placement and photos are not guaranteed, but requests are welcome. For additional paid ad options go here.
Submit a free Classified Ad: email donna@miniature-cattle.com with description • breed • purebred or percentage (see breeds if unsure)
FSBD (chondro) status • age
• gender • color • phone • email
• *LOCATION (your state) • *price
Thank You for your ad.
BREEDS:
The oldest breeds began formation into registries with recorded herdbooks in the 1800s. Additional breeds have developed ever since. Old pure breeds are heritage breeds, and many have become rare in the past century. Preservation efforts are in place for many of the rare breeds. Registries play a role in that effort; some registries protect purity more than others.
DNA:
Different breeds of cattle have unique advantages and disadvantages. Tests exist today for genetic abnormalities, health and disease, genetic condition susceptibility and resistance, positive production traits, indication of breed makeup and purity, parentage, pregnancy, freemartin, and the list goes on. It is being added to all the time. This page gives an overview of what to look for in different breeds. This page is always in development as research proceeds, so give me a holler if you notice something I've missed or haven't gotten to yet!
REGISTRIES:
I am not affiliated with any miniature cattle registry. I have been a member of many different livestock, horse & stockdog registries over the years. I started an international rare breed registry in 1999, which is still flourishing today. As the founding president, I had years of experience inside that registry. I am familiar with the needs and concerns of breeders. I am very aware of a registry's primary and secondary purposes and responsibilities in protecting the breed while supporting members and the industry. I try to avoid registries with conflicts of interest, registries that are run by laymen uninterested in genetic research, or registries that do not employ an impartial, professional, experienced board of advisors. Read more here.
GLOSSARY:

CATTLE FACTS:
A lot of miniature cattle owners and breeders are fairly new to livestock ownership. The glossary and page of cattle facts are good resources for getting started with successful cattle ownership.
Local AUCTION BARNS:
Get experienced help if considering buying from an auction, since many cattle sold at auction are culls. But there are diamonds in the rough there, as well. Wherever you live, you can keep in touch with the local Auction Barn managers, and ask them to keep a watch out for a special animal that could come through the local barn any time. They often will remember you, or keep that info handy and give you a call when something unusual shows up that you were looking for. Since they work with the sellers as well as the buyers, they can help identify cattle that are not culls. Auction barn animals must be quarantined from healthy home stock for a time. Contact your local large animal livestock veterinarian for advice. Submit a Local Auction Barn: email donna@miniature-cattle.com with • name of Livestock Auction barn • LOCATION: State • LOCATION: City • phone • website • Thank You for your submission.
USING THIS WEBSITE:
Readers' submissions and suggestions are welcome and encouraged. Feel free to submit helpful miniature cattle information, articles or links that you'd like to see on this site. Miniature-Cattle.com reserves the right to edit submissions to keep in line with this website's dedication to objective impartiality. Email me any time: donna@miniature-cattle.com.

Thank you to all, it is truly an honor to be involved with so many great people. This is what it is all about, working with you and your breeding programs and goals to continually improve Miniature Cattle and this industry. Your success is our success.

CAVEAT EMPTOR

Miniature-Cattle.com / Bucking V Outfit, makes no promises or guarantees, express or implied, about any breeders, animals or registries listed on the Miniature Cattle website. All transactions between breeders and visitors to this site are the sole responsibility and at the risk of those concerned parties only. Miniature-Cattle.com strongly recommends first-time Miniature Cattle buyers to spend plenty of time researching Miniature Cattle and their genetics, and their breeders, and to listen to as many opinions as possible before making a financial investment in their first minicows or specialty bovine breeds.

No preferencial support of any registry, breed, breeder, or program, over another, is intentional. The purpose of this website is to provide facts for comparison, with as much complete and unbiased information as possible about all aspects of miniature cattle and their ownership. Any ommissions or mistakes are purely unintentional.

Miniature-Cattle.com occasionally re-posts information gathered from internet public domain areas. The intention is to network, be helpful and productive, and perhaps increase traffic to your site too - not to overstep any bounds. If I have neglected to give any proper credit, or if you want something of yours posted here to be updated, changed or removed, just let me know.

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