The miniature nadudana breed is carving a profitable niche in the Australian cattle market as demand has risen dramatically since their introduction to the country in 1996.

Meat from the mini-moos has proven to be popular gourmet fare with both restaurants goers and customers of Coles Myer supermarkets.

At a recent sale in Dubbo, a heifer was sold for A$8,000 (US$4,200)