After doing much research into small cattle breeds we decided to go with the Dexter breed due to their hardiness and kind personalities and in 2008 we purchased our first Dexter cows. Since that time our "small cattle" herd has grown to 8 cows, a bull and a few steers, some registered and some not. It is our goal to eventually have all registered stock. We currently raise calves each year that are either sold as breeding stock, milk animals, pets or raised for beef. Our animals are given no growth hormones or antibiotics, they are are allowed to grow naturally.
Meat animals are grass fed. Beef raised in this manner has wonderful health benefits such as being very lean, lower in calories and high in omega 3 fatty acids. Dexter cattle are usually between 700 to 900 pounds when full grown and with their smaller stature the cuts of meat are smaller than the normal full size beef animals. My husband likes to brag about eating 2 t-bones at one sitting!
The meat will be sold by hanging weight which will be approxiamately 350-450 pounds. The animal will be processed by Cherry Hill Meats in Taylors Falls, MN. Buyer will be responsible for cutting cost.
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Dexter cattle originated in southern Ireland, and came to the U.S. in the early 1900s. They are one of the smallest breeds of cattle, with full-grown bulls measuring 38 to 44 inches at the shoulder and weighing less than 1,000 pounds. Some have long legs and some short. Because of their size, they require less pasture and feed than larger breeds. They thrive in hot and cold climates, and are known for being gentle and easy to handle. Dexters have a high rate of fertility and are easy calvers. They can be raised for both milk and meat. They can produce more milk for their weight than any other breed, and their milk yields up to a quart of cream per gallon. Their beef is slightly darker red than other breeds, and the small cuts are lean and graded choice.