Our Dexter Cattle
As with all of our livestock, this is our first year with Dexter Cattle. We started with C-C, a
registered heifer from a breeder in Navasota, Texas. C-C is red, horned, and is small even for a Dexter.
She was born in September of 2007, and will be bred with a small Dexter bull for calving in Spring 2010.
Our second acquisition was Hilda, a registered Dexter cow who was the champion mature Dexter cow at the
2008 Houston Livestock Show and Exposition, and is bred to the champion bull from another years' Houston Livestock Show.
Hilda is a dun color, and is horned. Hilda came to us through Block Creek Ranch, near Comfort, Texas, which owned both her and her sire.
Their calf, born December 13th, 2008, is a dun bull calf that we have named Levon.
Our third acquisition was named Tara Cotta when we bought her, but we have changed her name to what was
probably intended, Terra Cotta. Terra is, we believe, pregnant and should calf during Spring 2009. She is a dun cow,
with no horns. Terra is the most personable of our cows and that, combined with her lack of horns, will likely make
her our family milk cow once she calves.
We plan to grow our Dexter herd in the coming years, through artificial insemination with outstanding bulls.
We will continue to breed for dun and red colors which, for some reason, we prefer to the predominant black.
There we go, being "contrary" again...