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Thomas' Prides Red Crimson #5495 & her Red bull calf Copper
 
DEXTER CATTLE

Originating in Ireland, Dexters were imported to the US in the early 1900's. Their small size and remarkable capabilities have made them the favorite of many. Dexters were known as the "Poor man's cow" with a preference for rough grazing, and ability to produce both milk and a beefy carcass for the table. Their docile nature made them a favorite of the Irish House wife. The shortness of the leg between the knee and fetlock is apparent in all heights of Dexters. They should be extremely healthy, and hardy in all climates. 
  
DESCRIPTION

Irish Dexters are a small breed, with unbelievable abilities! Classed as a Dual-Purpose Breed of cattle, they are amazing milkers that also produce excellent beef.

Our calves are averaging 40# at birth, they are weaning off the cows at 6 months weighing  about 300#, a good indicator of milk production. We are not milking our cows at this time... we let the calves do that job for us.

Our steers are raised to 2 to 2 years of age, finished on grass, they dress out at 60-65% and hang at about 450#. The meat is dark red in color, lean, tender, and of good flavor. The carcass size is "freezer friendly" and can be consumed before we're ready to butcher the next crop.

Dexters are capable of utilizing rough feed with a preference for the weeds and grasses other Bovine will avoid. They have a remarkable food conversion ratio. The smaller size and weight allow for more head to be run per acre. Lighter weight results in environmental protection, less wear and tear on pastures, especially wet grounds.

The Breed's compact size and docile nature allow Women, Children, and Retirees a chance to be involved in the management and handling of cattle.

COLOR

Dexters come in three colors: Red, Black, or Dun. DNA Coat Color testing is required to Register Red animals American Dexter Cattle Association. Testing is necessary unless both parents are already verified as red, or the bull is proven (tested)  and doesn't carry a Dun gene. White is discouraged, but is often found on the underline. Preferably not extending forward of the naval. White has been present in the American herd from the 1st importation records and is seen more often as the US population continues to increase.

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CHONDRODYSLPASIA

Horn Examples & Polled Info.

PHA- Pulmonary Hypoplasia w/Anasarca

Registration - Tattooing - Cattle Diseases

Worming & Fly Control

LinebreedingLinebreed

POLLED History & English APPENDIX explained

Our Animals for 2016 AGM - Kansas in June!

DEXTER HALTERS

DEXTERS FOR SALE-Thomas'

Older Dexter Females

Dexter Semen Available -Thomas'

Briarwood Blaze O'Glory #10329 - Progeny

Our Dexter TWINS & TRIPLETS

Thomas' Magic Pride -Sire - Dam - Progeny

Herd Sires @ Thomas' 1976-2013

Thomas' Prides Red Baron #4882 Progeny

Lane End Lucifer's Wizard #3556

Finding & Choosing Dexters

Dexter BEEF

A.I. Bulls

HISTORICAL DEXTER BULLS

American Min. Cattle Reg - Pacheco/ "Wee Gaelic"

English Shepherd Dogs

Thomas' Char-Gin Boston, (aka "Boss")

Beebe's ToSa Maggie

ES PUPPIES!

Arkwright-Thomas' Nanny McPhee

Thomas' ES X RC Farm Dogs

Contact Us

Links


Thomas' Dexters
Sandi & Al Thomas
P.O.Box 135
Antelope, OR 97001
 

 

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