I have been thinking about getting a milk cow for some time now. Only 1 problem..... I live in TOWN!!! We have been trying to find a farm to buy for over 2 years now with no luck yet. Anyways, i work on a dairy farm, and they have some space around their freestall shed, heifer shed, and other various low lying, hilly spots where the grass grow nice and lush and they dont mow it or till it, so i was thinking of asking them if i could pasture a cow in these areas since they dont use them anyways and they always look kinda sloppy and overgrown. My question is, how much agreage does a small/miniature cow need to be fully grass fed?? (well, grass fed from May-october here in WI) There is a particular cow im looking at on craigslist right now. ITs a belted galloway/ dexter miniature cross. She said its 38" at the top of its back. It has a 2 week old bull calf at its side and is producing a gallon of milk a day for them+ feeding her calf obviously. I like the cross combination, i havent gotten a picture yet to see her Udder or confirmation. Just trying to figure out how i can swing having her by my employers if they have enough untilled land to support her. I woudl have to make very portable fence and move her around everyother day too. Plus some shelter of some sort. Any ideas on how much a minature cow eats????