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Have a cow, man!

Contrary to Bart Simpson’s famous saying “Don’t have a cow, man.”, we exhort all health-conscious mortals to consider the benefits of cow ownership. Clearly the best solution for the confirmed urbanite is fractional ownership — same idea as resort condos. This is the model for Michael Schmidt’s Glencolton Farms. But until that model gains wider acceptance in the legal and regulatory communities there are, believe it or not, other solutions.

The most obvious of these is the “small” cow. Dexter seems to be the small breed of choice for many would-be miniature cattle owners. First, we bring you an excerpt from a Toronto Star, Sept 6, 2008 story titled “Small cows have a big future in Ontario” by Francine Kopun:

Dexter cattle are user friendly. Photo by Fred Thornhill, for the Star

Dexter cattle are user friendly. Photo by Fred Thornhill, for the Star

“Have a cow. Seriously.

Not a humongous, lumbering soft-eyed hay-eater. Those are for cattle ranchers.

The cow for you is petite, the height of a big dog, survives on grass and bushes and produces high-quality milk or meat. A mini-cow.
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