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The small cow with a big future...

Characteristics

Being able to keep 2 Dexters instead of any 1 other breed of animal grazing on the same hectare of land

~ Easy temperament
~ Marbling of the meat
~ Highly adaptable
~ It is a dual-purpose breed,
~ There are two recognized types, short legged and non-short.
~ Dexter cows are extremely maternal

Where does the Dexter come from?

The Dexter originated in the South Western region of Ireland. Like the Kerry, they are descended from the predominately black cattle of the early Celts. The breed owes its modern appearance, name, and probably qualities to a Mr Dexter who was agent to a Lord Hawarden (pronounced 'Harden') who came to Ireland in 1750.

To read more about the Dexter please visit Dexter SA's website


 
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