FARM TRENDS

Small Cow, Big Profit

We interrupt our usual fashion reports and film gossip to bring you the hottest trend in agriculture: minicows. Faced with rising feed prices, farmers around the country are turning to these small, stocky cattle breeds in order to cut costs. The genetically engineered cows eat about half as much as a regular cow, but produce up to 75 percent as much steak and plenty of milk each day. "We get more sirloin and less soup bone," one Nebraska rancher told the LA Times. "People used to look at them and laugh. Now, they want to own them."