One of fidel’s most laughed at programs was developing a miniature cow so that Cubans could raise them on their farms destroyed by communism. Now, the Telegraph reports that miniature cows are the rage in the UK.
It’s the little cow with a big future. Rising supermarket prices are persuading hundreds of families to turn their back gardens into mini-ranches stocked with miniature cattle.
Registrations of the most popular breed, the Dexter, have doubled since the millennium and websites are sprouting up offering “the world’s most efficient, cutest and tastiest cows”.
For between £200 and £2,000, people can buy a cow that stands no taller than a large German shepherd dog, gives 16 pints of milk a day that can be drunk unpasteurised, keeps the grass “mown” and will be a family pet for years before ending up in the freezer.
Funny how the cows were actually developed in a country that has a bit of freedom left, but not in fidel’s workers’ paradise.