As nice as it would be to have some cows running around your farm, both for the delicious and fresh milk and for the great tasting meat, it is unlikely that you will have the room that is necessary to keep a heard of cows on your small little farm. While you may have up to ¼ of an acre to be a mini farm, most cows are going to need a lot more room and for each cow that you want to add to the herd, you are going to need a bit more room.
So when it comes to mini farming, you are going to have to leave the idea of cows behind because there is simply not the room to make it happen. You won?t have the room to allow the cows to roam around, you won?t have the room to store them, it will be difficult to keep enough food and grass around to make the cows happy, and the amount of manure that the cows will bring about can quickly overpower your small area.
You will also need to be careful with other big animals. While some of the bigger animals, such as cows, horses, and larger herds of the smaller animals, may fit well on a regular farm, you need to remember that you are a bit more limited on space and need to go with some of the smaller varieties. With a little bit of adjusting and hard work, you will be able to get all the products that you need in the smaller space.
Luckily, there are other options that you can choose when it comes to getting the products that you might miss from the cows. You can raise chicken, sheep, pigs and more to get some of that great fresh meat that you want. It may not be the same as fresh beef, but they are much easier to fit into a small area and can work great for providing food for the family. In addition, goats are perfect for providing your family with some fresh milk if that?s what you?re looking for, and with some of the miniature varieties, you may be able to fit a whole herd into your mini farm.