Being a FIBER FARM, we wanted to introduce a breed that could serve as a Fiber Resource as well as a breed known for their gentle dispositions, curiosity, playfulness and beauty. Ironically enough, we also live in what is considered "The Highlands of Nebraska", an area of rolling hills, a wide variety of trees and abundant water. After falling in love with the hardiness and beauty of the Scottish Highland breed, we found that the MINIATURE HIGHLAND CATTLE were the perfect fit for us! Hence Mini Highlands of Nebraska!
We interact with all of our cattle daily making our entire fold calm and socialized. We hand-feed treats to them to encourage social behavior with us. Our goal here at the Ranch is to work with our calves from a very young age so that they are used to being handled. We do not, however, have time to halter-train each calf born here. Our fold is easy to approach even in the field, calm and courteous of humans.
We are lifetime members of the International Miniature Cattle Breeders Association and can offer registered calves through this organization. Our breeding program targets True miniature cattle (42" or less), however we also have a couple of Mid-Sized Miniature cattle with us as well (up to 48").
In addition to our 100% Scottish Highland Mini cattle, we have a couple of miniature "High-Park" crosses (Highland x Ancient White Park / British White). We do not have any dexter or dexter crosses here on our farm in an effort to 'shorten' the Highland breed. Our fold is all CHONDRO NEGATIVE.
Whether you are adding to your existing fold or just starting out with a miniature pet, you will get a healthy and quality miniature calf through us!