Cattle come in all sizes, and small cattle may be just right for a small or start-up farm, or they can offer an efficient add-on farm enterprise. NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Tracy Mumma raises Aberdeen Angus, and NCAT Southeast Regional Office Director Margo Hale raises Belted Galloway.
In this episode of Voices from the Field, Tracy and Margo discuss small cattle, ranging from miniature breeds to small-statured individuals of larger breeds. They explain the benefits of small-frame cattle and point out some of the challenges involved in raising, processing, and marketing less-common breeds.
Related ATTRA Resources:
- Working with Your Meat Processor
- Organic and Grass-Finished Beef Cattle Production
- Soil Health and Livestock: ATTRA Resources
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