|Irish Dexter cattle grazing|
To them I wanted to add cows. My mother raised cows. My grandfather raised cows. My great-grandfather raised cows. Don't know about further back as my momma doesn't remember and there isn't anyone left to ask. I'm guessing it went a little further back though and is in my blood as well. Anyway, cows. I wanted a small cow, not miniature, that was very productive. In all of my research, the Irish Dexter cattle fit the bill over and over again. Higher fat content than a Jersey for their milk and a higher yield of meat to live weight, with less cost to get them to market than the typical beef breeds. And then there is their disposition. Kind, gentle and absolutely adorable. They are also a "recovering" breed from a rare breed status. While more and more people are breeding them, they are also discovering their amazing beef qualities and so part of what is being "recovered" is also being consumed.
|Lochlann still shedding out his winter coat|
|Roxanne wanting to visit even in the rain|
Roxanne is black, polled and petite. She carries the red and dun genes and has the A2/A2 milk gene as well. She is definitely a sweet little girl and we are proud to have her as part of our new herd.