When I visited Tantillus Stud to view the Miniature Highlander calves it was very hard to choose which one as they all looked so adorable. I had never owned cattle before but Bruce and Dimi answered all my questions and on 2 December 2012 Bruce and Dimi delivered not one but two beautiful Miniature Highlander Heifers to our home - Macmillan (dark brown and very small) and Becca (light brown and more leggy).
I live down in Timaru and brought a mini highland calf off them , I called him Alfie and got him transported down here using Morley's , Bruce and Dimi were amazing people to deal with and we still remain in contact with them. They have even visited to see Alfie so are very genuine people who care for their animals well-being and follow up where they get re-homed.
We have a small lifestyle property and have always loved the Highland breed so getting the miniature version seemed ideal. Maggie and Mack who we purchased off Bruce and Dimi at Tantillus Stud have certainly lived up to all the attributes of the breed.
They make the best pets. They are: easy to manage; surprisingly playful; docile; great lawnmowers; a hit with the neighbours ,friends and family and a joy to watch. They are great mates with our two kune kune pigs and happily hang out in the pigs’ shelter. We continually reflect on what wonderful animals they are to own. Dimi and Bruce made the whole process of becoming first time Miniature Highland owners very easy. We would highly recommend them as breeders to purchase from.
We only have a few acres so just have animals for enjoyment. last year we visited Tantillus to look into purchasing some miniature Cattle. It is obvious they are passionate about their animals. We purchased 2 miniature Belted Galloway's. They delivered them to our property and stay in touch to see how they are doing. Recently we visited them and have purchased 2 miniature Highlands and take delivery soon.