U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Rural and Small Town Living
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-04-2010, 04:30 PM
 
1,297 posts, read 3,157,970 times
Reputation: 1506

Advertisements

What will the breed of the year be this year?

A few years ago it was Alpaca's but the pyramid scheme ran out on those last year. Before that it was Emu's and Ostrich's, but again that is old school breed of the year stuff there. I think last year the breed had to be Dexter cows, and the year before that was Highland cows...all of which have run their course as far as the pyramid schemes go. You know how that goes; a magazine article comes out, overzealous breeders tout up their virtues, make outrageous money on gullible people, then bail before they lose it all.

I was just curious what everyone though this years "Breed of the year" will be as far as livestock goes. The only trend I noticed thus far is a penchant for Soay sheep! That is my guess.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-05-2010, 12:54 AM
 
1,255 posts, read 2,807,008 times
Reputation: 957
Nutrias

hillman
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-09-2010, 06:15 AM
 
Location: SW MO
1,238 posts, read 4,071,305 times
Reputation: 987
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hillman View Post
Nutrias

hillman
Nah, too many of them in the wild down south. Miniature camels? I would probably buy one of those! Around here, Boer goats were all the rage since we have a large Hispanic community. How about yaks? After the winter we have been having, something with long shaggy fur would fit right in...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-09-2010, 06:54 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
6,023 posts, read 12,073,420 times
Reputation: 3535
Four horned goats perhaps.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-09-2010, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Rolla, Phelps County, Ozarks, Missouri
1,069 posts, read 2,255,263 times
Reputation: 1259
Sasquatches.

Well, maybe not, so take your pick of any of these breeds: Small breeds. Fads will come and go, because that's what fads do.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-13-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
2,919 posts, read 6,171,406 times
Reputation: 3128
Micro Pigs...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHyDY...layer_embedded
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-14-2010, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Interior AK
4,729 posts, read 8,735,734 times
Reputation: 3364
I think that on a consumer scale, largely fueled by modern homesteaders, we're going to see a resurgence in "heritage" breeds... multipurpose farmstead animals instead of the now-common specialized breeds that are only good milkers, or good layers, or good for meat or fiber. A smaller farmstead doesn't have need for 4 gallons of milk or two dozen eggs a day, or a half-ton of meat when it's dressed out. A smaller, less "temperamental", and hardier animal that produces adequate "renewables" and then a reasonable amount of meat will be much prefered.

Lord knows what they'll come up with for the commercial scale and pyramid schemes, but I'm guess the whole mini-micro craze is just gearing up. Won't be long before someone gets the idea to breed thousands of pocket-sized critters to sell to the back-to-landers... hoping to bank on their desire for smaller, easier to manage livestock.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-14-2010, 12:29 PM
 
4,925 posts, read 9,902,261 times
Reputation: 3279
I'm waiting for micro-cows...then I can lose money on a smaller scale.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-17-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: I love the Ozarks
1,149 posts, read 2,230,014 times
Reputation: 2059
Miniature Sasquatches?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-17-2010, 08:47 PM
 
1,625 posts, read 3,413,746 times
Reputation: 1771
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrokenTap View Post
What will the breed of the year be this year?

A few years ago it was Alpaca's but the pyramid scheme ran out on those last year. Before that it was Emu's and Ostrich's, but again that is old school breed of the year stuff there. I think last year the breed had to be Dexter cows, and the year before that was Highland cows...all of which have run their course as far as the pyramid schemes go. You know how that goes; a magazine article comes out, overzealous breeders tout up their virtues, make outrageous money on gullible people, then bail before they lose it all.

I was just curious what everyone though this years "Breed of the year" will be as far as livestock goes. The only trend I noticed thus far is a penchant for Soay sheep! That is my guess.
I am thinking "incumbent politician's hide"! They have very tough skin that can be made into a variety of useful items, as long as they are not in an elected position.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Rural and Small Town Living
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:19 AM.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top