About Mini Highlands

Caring for a Mini Highland

Miniature cattle are a great choice for small farms and backyards. They are much smaller than standard cattle, so they require less feed and land. One miniature cow can be raised on ½ to 1 acre of grass with good quality hay during the winter months.

Mini Scottish Highlands are a very hardy breed of cattle that can withstand harsh cold temperatures in the winter and hot temperatures in the summer with adequate shade and water. They tend to be docile and calm, especially the more you work with and handle them. They can make great outdoor companions, show cattle, or home-raised beef.


Mini Scottish Highlands have shaggy, solid-colored coats. Their colors can vary from red, black, yellow, dun, white, and silver. We have done some cross-breeding with our Highlands, also giving us a variety of spotted and tipped calves.


Miniature cows are typically half to one-third the size of standard cattle. They can range in height from 36 to 48 inches at the shoulder and weigh between 400 and 1,000 pounds. The smallest miniature cows are called “teacup cows” and can be as small as 24 inches tall and weigh as little as 200 pounds. At full mature size, our cattle weigh anywhere between 800-1200 pounds


size chart of mini highland cows

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