These defective genes can create problems when
an animal that carries either of the genes
successfully breeds another carrier of it.
of the successful matings if both animals
carry PHA or both carry Chondro.
therefore, is the choice of most breeders, as such
a bull can be bred to carrier females without
producing PHA-affected or Chondro-affected
calves. (Calves from these breedings may still
carry the gene [50% do] and pass it along to their
unless they are to be butchered.
|Sally finding Heather's itch
(click photo to enlarge it and
see Heather's expression!)
|Neener-neener; catch me if
you can...a golden boy
plays with his auntie
|Tara Cotta, another
gorgeous polled heifer
to 2/3 the size of standard breeds. That makes them of particular interest to those with family or
small farms. See a synopsis of the benefits of this special breed HERE.
DEXTERS have an interesting history and are on the recovering list of the
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.
IRISH DEXTER CATTLE are triple-duty animals, providing high quality meat,
an excellent supply of milk, and can serve as oxen as well.
DEXTERS will eat low-quality forage that many other cattle will not eat. Most DEXTER females calve
easily and are good mothers. Dexter cows produce a nice milk supply on a grass-only diet.
|IRISH DEXTER CATTLE
long-legged (Kerry-type, non- Chondrodysplasia), We keep as closed herd as much
as possible to minimize the possibility of importing disease and other problems.
Offerings include naturally polled and horned Dexter cattle and Dexter crosses.
Our bulls available for sale are tested for PHA (see box below for more about this)
if there is any question as to their PHA status. As you may note, we have calves in a variety of different
shades of dun and red as well as black Dexters, some of which may carry either, or both, dun and red.
Our DEXTERS are "EASY KEEPERS" in that they are raised on pasture (and hay in winter) and free-choice
minerals including kelp. Our cattle are NOT given feeds to "beef them up." They DO, however, enjoy
the PETTING & SCRATCHING we give them DAILY to help maintain their PET-LIKE ATTITUDES.
DUAL-PURPOSE, as all Dexters should be. We strive for OVERALL SQUARE
CONFORMATION coupled with excellent UDDERS & MILK-ABILITY.
The fact that our cattle thrive here in the Missouri Ozarks, with it's hot, humid summers
and icy winters, is a testament to our Dexters' durability (see photos below).
Interested in our animals but can't figure out how to get them home?
We recommend: http://travelwithronk.com
her for her easy Chedder/Colby recipe -- just mention "Jerri Cheese!"
|PHA & Chondro (Chondrodysplasia)
|FIVE PONDS FARM , Thomasville, Missouri.
Please call : 417-764-3641
or e-mail us: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
|We love to talk about our DEXTER Cattle, so please ask away!
|AND, ARRIVING SOON!: VIRINDA FARMS Dexter page!
|All photos on this website are property of Five Ponds Farm;
use and duplication by permission only.
|TO VIEW OUR DEXTER CATTLE for SALE CLICK HERE
TO VIEW OUR DEXTER CROSS-BREEDS for SALE CLICK HERE
TO VIEW OUR DEXTER STEERS & MEAT for SALE CLICK HERE
|Carry on the Klondike legend! Check links below:
suffered a broken leg. We were devastated to have had to slaughter this exceptional bull.
He will live on here, however, via his grandson SGF SSEA Bruno, who we were able to acquire
because of John "Bull Whisperer" Potter's generosity. His calves are terrific!
We are terrifically pleased to announce the acquisition of SGF STIT Sean,
Klondike's double grandson, and Bruno's sire, by FIVE PONDS FARM and VIRINDA FARMS!
This all came about, again, because of John Potter's generosity.
Sean is HOMOZYGOUS POLLED, HOMOZYGOUS RED, and HOMOZYGOUS DUN.
(He carries no black genes so we'll see lots of color! His calves will all be polled [without horns]).
Like Klondike and Bruno, Sean is handsome, intelligent, friendly, extremely gentle, PHA-free and
Chondrodysplasia-free. He's a stocky 43" tall at the hip, has excellent feet and legs, has teats of
uniform length and placement, has A1/A2 milk genetics, and is as pettable and huggable as they
come. Sean has sired terrific calves and we eagerly await the arrival of his first babies here in
Fall 2013. We expect them to compare with the finest Dexters available anywhere.
SCROLL DOWN to see more about Dexter Cattle in general, and ours
|Another GROUND TRANSPORTATION option for Pets and Livestock is U-Ship,
where you bid for and choose a hauler.