Farmer Gets Herd Of Tiny Cows, But Then One Stops Growing When She Is 2 Feet Tall

by Ana Luisa Suarez
Ana is an Associate Editor who loves animals and food. A good taco and a snuggle with her dogs is all she needs.

When you picture cows, do you think of a massive dairy cow with black and white spots?

That is understandable, they are a pretty popular breed of cow! But there are many different kinds of cattle. Did you know some cows aren’t very big at all?

The Zebu is a type of cow that is native to India. They are typically much smaller than other cows, where they grow to about only 4 feet tall.

When Iowa farmer Dean Schocker got his herd of 14 Zebu, he didn’t realize exactly what he was getting himself into. But, he says they are much easier to work with than regular cattle.

However, among his herd, one cow is much smaller than he expected. Dairy cows are about 58 inches, while Zebu cows are around 48 inches, but one member of Dean’s herd is only 24 inches tall!

Little Lucy has a special place in Dean’s heart now. He raises his cattle to sell them to people around the country for breeding, but he has no plans to sell Lucy. He wants to raise more Zebu to help educate people on this breed.

Please SHARE this farm of tiny cows with all of your animal-loving friends on Facebook today!

Footage provided courtesy of WQAD

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