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July 04, 2022. The premier, international, Mini Cattle Registry™ (MCR) is open for business. MCR registers small frame and miniature cattle for owners that want value-added registration certificates. We help breeders better represent their cattle, for less. MCR reg certs tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, and are priced for the working man. Associated with our parent company International Livestock Registries (ILR), the Mini Cattle Registry™ is relied upon by more breeders for the most important reasons:
• MCR offers registration certificates internationally recognized for sales, breeding contacts, export, and shows.
• MCR offers (other registry) lifetime members a lifetime membership to MCR for a 1-time transfer fee of $25.
• MCR offers $10/ head registration fees for the first year of ILR membership.
• MCR offers $10/ head upgrade fees from temporary IMCBR certs to permanent ILR certs for animals at 36 months of age.
• MCR offers $5/ head transfer fees of IMCBR registered cattle to MCR. (And remember, that is optional: Your current already-registered cattle DO NOT need to be transferred to MCR in order to register their calves with MCR.)
• MCR often finds & corrects errors and adds missing ancestors found in pedigrees submitted from other registries, due to (our parent company) ILR's extensive databases and access across the entire cattle industry. MCR already corrected pedigrees on 2 animal registration certificates the first week in operation.
• MCR awards an internationally-consistent registration number for each animal, with NAAB breed code prefixes. This allows your MCR registered cattle to be recognized for national and international genetics collection programs, bull studs, collection and storage facilities, used with official A.I., E.T., and exports.
• MCR operates under a parent company, the International Livestock Registries (ILR)--ILR owns and maintains several herd books that have been around for almost 10 years. All ILR members are entitled to member prices registering or transferring cattle of any breed, to custom RFID ear tags, microchips, ads on the website and the future sire directory.

Mini Cattle Registry

The international Mini Cattle Registry™ brings our members experience from over 100 combined years in ranching, farming, raising beef cattle, homestead cattle, miniature cattle, including beef, dairy and dual purpose cattle. We bring a wealth of knowledge on herd and stud books, registration, breeds, ancestry, genetics, etc. We don't think any other Registry has the connection for all the databases we use, including the CDCB and foreign registries. We use multiple genetics labs. ILR is an open breed livestock registry company. Herd books for various breeds and composite breeds of homestead and miniature cattle are all welcome. Besides the Mini Cattle Registry™, the ILR maintains a number of herd books including the International Dairy Cattle Registry, Belfair Cattle Registry, International Beef Cattle Registry, American Lineback Cattle Registry, U.S. Normande Breeders Organization, Milking Shorthorn Dairy Cattle Registry, Wagyu Cattle Registry and Bos Indicus International Registry, and others. We are small enough to know you, understand how we can help you reach your goals, and we have the industry scope wide enough to provide it.

We offer custom herd tags and RFID cattle ear (buttton) tags (or microchips) for our members. And soon, (watch for future announcements here), we will provide complete online herd management for our members, using these tags. We are developing a member-owned online database for registered and commercial cattle, searchable by region for genetic traits, breeds, bloodlines, and next providing direct marketing between producers, buyers and consumers. The small homestead of days gone by, is once again providing more stability, self sufficiency, sustainability, security and prosperity for our families. Homestead cattle are an integral part of this movement. Join us now in going back to a simpler, safer and happier future.

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Homestead & Miniature Cattle Breeds of North America
         gentle cattle with grassfed genetics that work well on small acreage
         Comparisons Between Breeds (graphs)
Homestead & Miniature Cattle Breeder Directory
  listed by region; find breeders near you
Homestead & Miniature Cattle Classifieds
  free and paid ads for cattle
Record Keeping, Forms, Charts, Graphs
*free charts for your barn, office records or website
Frame Score charts (+height-age formula used for bulls and cows across breeds)
  Breed Comparison charts (1 extensive graph and 1 simpler graph that compare breed traits)
Body Condition Score charts
Calving Ease score chart
Composite~Percentage table (how to figure breed composition when upgrading)
  How to Calculate Bloodline Percentage of a pedigree
  How to Estimate Age of Cattle by their Teeth (+ free printable vintage poster)
  How to Estimate Weight of Cattle (using body measurements)
  Udder Score charts (scores should be taken annually within 24 hours after calving)
  Gestation Chart for Cows (table opens in separate window)
  Docility: Temperament Score Charts (sharable info•graphic)
  Bull Owners: Sire Records (to keep on A.I. & breeding bulls)
  Bull Owners: Sire Testing (health tests for A.I. breeding bulls)
  Chart of Cattlemen's Measurements (conversion formulas, animal units, water, feed consumption, etc)
  Manure Scoring... yep, it's a thing; and there's a free app for it: the Texas A&M Extension Service Cow Poop Analyzer
Health, Genetics
Inherited Diseases (testable genetic traits & conditions in cattle)
  Infectious Diseases (cause, diagnosis, treatment, vaccinations & prevention)
  BioSecurity: Closed Herds & Quarantine (many healthy looking cattle carry disease)
Genetics of Coat Color in Cattle page 1 (basic red & black + printable info•graphic)
Genetics of Coat Color in Cattle page 2 (basics of Bos Taurus coat colors & dilutions)
Genetics of Coat Color in Cattle page 3 (the unique Dexter dun)
Articles, Tutorials, Reports
  A1A2 Betacasein in Milk
Chondrodysplasia What You Need to Know About Dwarfism in Miniature Cattle
  10 FAQ About BREEDS of Homestead, Heritage & Miniature Cattle
  Calving Basics: the first 15 minutes can affect a calf for its lifetime
  Calving Basics: 5 Things to Know About Colostrum (info•graphic opens in new window)
  Calving Basics: How to Dehorn Newborn Calves with Paste (pdf opens in new window)
  Calving; an Advanced Course: Baby Bottle Calves? (wean later than you've been told; here's why)
  Bull Safety: Preventing Accidents
  Next Calving Season: Feed at Dusk to Calve During the Day (the calf determines what day it is born, the cow determines what time of day it is born.)
Myostatin Mutations that cause Double Muscling in Breeds of Cattle
Genetic Mutations: (12 fascinating facts about DNA your genetics lab may not tell you)
  About Polled Cattle, Horns and Scurs
  What is the Difference between Purebred and Fullblood? (and who cares?)
  What to Know About Registries; (do secondary purposes rule over a primary purpose of your breed registry?)
  How to Calculate an Ancestor Blood Percentage (a tutorial using your registered animal's pedigree)
  Cattle Guards: What you don't know could hurt you (your livestock)
  How to Order a Bull or Heifer Calf From Your Cow... Fact or Folklore?

Useful Form For Beef or Dairy Cattle Owners; fillable PDF documents to download for your farm in case of an unexpected or emergency situation. This 7 page guideline put out by University of Minnesota Extension Service can be filled out by you with information needed by someone if they come in and take over your herd care:

Are You New to Cattle?... Here are a few suggestions: Don't get in a hurry. Get your land management and animal husbandry plans figured out and your facilities set up before you bring in live animals (water, grass, fencing, shelter, corrals, quarantine pens, etc). Find out about animal health. Read about humane & safe animal handling. Learn about animal behavior. Visit with large animal veterinarians, your local extension agents, and local livestock supply nutritionists. Research livestock transport. When it comes to buying your first cattle, do your own independent research and use critical thinking. Ask many questions and trust few answers. Don't believe the first thing you hear or the things repeated most often. Always keep learning. Take all advice with a grain of salt. Decide what your goals are, and see what works best for you. Buy what you love to see when you look out your window, and enjoy your minimoos!
Miscellaneous Directories
  Heritage & Rare Cattle Directories
  CattleFax herds of cattle facts & trivia (probably some you didn't know; definitely more than you wanted to know)
  Glossary of cattlemen terms (possibly the most annoyingly comprehensive bovine glossary on the internet)
  Names for Beeves (realistic pet names for steers or heifers headed to Freezer Camp)
  Directory of Social Media groups for homestead & miniature cattle owners
  Miniature Cattle international Breed Directory (coming soon)
Homestead & Miniature Cattle Links
Belfair Cattle Registry. To register your Belfair (Dexter X Jersey) use the International Dairy Cattle Registry forms to apply for the International Livestock Registries' first year membership discount: Register your whole herd for only $10/head for the first year of your new membership.
intelliBeef button tagDon't worry about COOL. Ask about IntelliBeef, a Conception to Consumer grass roots direct marketing program for locally raised cattle. Owned & introduced by the International Livestock Registries (ILR), available for all livestock producers of any size operation. Both registered and unregistered animals raised for beef or dairy products to be labeled for farmers' markets or other local sales are eligible. For the price of RFID eartags and a minimum user membership fee, producers can enroll & record their livestock in a private (no premises ID or government intrusion) database that will back them and the animals they breed til they reach the consumer.
More Resources
Developing an Animal Health & Livestock Management Plan,
The Essence of Holistic Management by Ann Adams and Jody Butterfield

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©Homestead & Miniature Cattle Directory
a Bucking V Outfit, LLC. enterprise, circa 1999
published online since October 2014 by Vintage Press, LLC.
author: Donna Grace
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CAVEAT EMPTOR / Bucking V Outfit, LLC. makes no promises or guarantees, direct or implied, about any registries, groups, breeders or animals listed on the Homestead & Miniature Cattle Directories. All transactions between owners & visitors to these sites are the sole responsibility and at the risk of those concerned parties only. We recommend that first-time livestock buyers spend plenty of time researching cattle and genetics before making any financial investments.

No preferencial support of any breed, breeder, or program, over another, is intentional on Homestead & Miniature Cattle Directory. The goal of these directories is to provide as much accurate, official, complete and unbiased information as possible about homestead & miniature cattle ownership as it applies within the cattle industry. Any ommissions or mistakes are unintentional and feedback is welcome. occasionally re-posts information gathered from internet public domain areas. The intention is to network, help new cattle owners, and to create a win:win situation with increased traffic to all related sites - not to overstep any bounds. If we have neglected to give proper credit, (I don't post anything without trying to find source, so it would be without knowledge or intent) or if you want something of yours posted here to be updated, changed or removed, contact me, Donna Grace.

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Homestead & Miniature Cattle Directory
is a cooperate of the International Livestock Registries (ILR)
if you have cattle that need to be registered,
or a herdbook that needs a registry database service, contact:

the International Livestock Registries association of herd books

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