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Welcome to the first Dexter cattle blog to disseminate information for members of the Purebred Dexter Cattle Association of North America (PDCA) and for those with a curiosity about Irish Dexter cattle, cattle in general, as well as news from the PDCA. Expressions of opinion are to not be regarded as expressing the official opinion of the PDCA unless expressly stated. Hopefully you will find something here of interest and don't overlook browsing through the archives. Comments are welcomed.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

PDCA Annual Meeting Guests

It appears that six members representing the cattle breeders association of Ghana will be attending the PDCA annual meeting and show & sale this July in Orland, California. So a presentation of raising cattle in Ghana may be added to the PDCA program of member events. Included among the special guests will be a chief of one tribe and his wife. The chief currently owns 1,000 cattle.

Ghana has over a million cattle with the two most populous breeds being the West African Shorthorn and Sanga, which have demonstrated some resistance to diseases. Studies have indicated that the indigenous cattle kept by smallholders are generally low milk producers which could perhaps explain their interest in Dexter cattle.

Our visitors will have the opportunity to view some of the best Dexter cattle being shown in the U.S. while PDCA members attending will benefit from what should be an educational and interesting addition to the annual meeting events. So if you haven't already, be sure to make your reservations to attend because this should be a great Dexter weekend.

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