I've been reading other threads on them on other forums and I've been learning allot. I guess they already have classes for them at 4H comps and shows - wow.....I guess they are a huge rage right now. Opperative word here - Right Now.
They say that these "man made" cows are benefitial in ways as well
1) Don't eat as much as a regular cow does, cuts down on feed costs
2) Great for Meat and Milk
I guess it falls down to cutting cost on raising mini cows instead of regular cows. But - 1 cow can feed a whole family for months. 1 mini cow can feed a family for a week.
Think of how many mini cows would have to be bred $$, raised $$, Slaughtered $$ to feed 1 family.
What they aren't telling you, is that these small compact cows aren't healthy either. There are allot of health risks that come along with the "package" - so there's more $$ being invested in them.