Homeowners Raise Own Cattle for Food

I’m TastyThem British sure do some odd things. Take for example them using the word boot to describe the trunk of a car. A boot is what my parents put on my foot to keep me from sliding across the hardwood floors. Frankly, a boot sucks…whether you’re wearing one or in one.

But that’s not the point of this story…it’s about British families raising miniature cattle to save money.

LONDON, Aug. 17 (UPI) — Hundreds of families across Britain have begun raising miniature cattle in their backyards in light of rising food prices, farmers say.

Sue Farrant, whose family has purchased four Dexter miniature cattle for their home in the county of Kent, says the animals offer a way for households to save money on food in the long run, The Sunday Times of London said.

“With high food prices, they are actually quite an attractive option if you like producing your own food,” Farrant said. “Both my husband and I have full-time jobs so we’re keeping them on the side as an interest.”

Most people grow corn, potatoes and maybe some tomatoes to feed their families. These folks raise cattle. Let’s say I’m good with that. Then tell me, why raise miniature cattle? Why not go with a full blown cow?  Just asking.

“As long as you’ve got plenty of grass, they will be fine,” she told the newspaper

That makes sense because, let’s face it, you have to be high to raise you’re own cattle.


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