Thank you so much Andrew and Eliot--that really helped and it pretty much tells me I can't have a steer...not even a small one. For the heck of it, do you mind telling me if it could graze our front lawn? We have a large front lawn but it isn't pasture grass. In the past, I have had 2 sheep on my pasture and then butchered in the fall. Problem is, we end up with alot of lamb in the freezer and nobody likes it except me. I really wanted a mini-jersey and was thinking I could milk but was told 1/2 acre isn't enough for a mini-jersey (and her calf). Did Andrew mean there are smaller breeds of cows I could raise for butchering? I do have a sacrifice area that isn't super large, not sure of dimensions off top of my head. I have an acre in Boise, but only 1/2 acre in pasture grass and sure I can't butcher here and really don't want to honestly. So I know that will be an expense and I have how much it cost to butcher the sheep filed and am not sure after buying the lambs if it saves me money by not buying lamb cuts at the store.