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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.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

A Taste of America's Culinary Heritage

I'm not sure if there will be some succulent Dexter beef or rich Dexter milk at this ALBC tasting event but there very well could be.

Please join us for a day of creative cuisine, epicurean delights, and the celebration of rare breeds of livestock and poultry to benefit the conservation programs of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. The venue for this unique event will be Ayrshire Farm located in Upperville, Virginia - in the midst of Virginia's horse, antique, and wine country. Ayrshire Farm is the first farm in the United States to be both Certified Organic and Certified Humane.

A fast emerging trend in food consumption is the eating of rare and hard to find foods that have been sustainably raised. Epicureans are finding that, just as in tomatoes and apples varieties, meat flavor and texture varies by breed. The rare breeds represented on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy's Conservation Priority List are quickly being discovered for the wonderful and unique flavors they bring to the table.

Join us for a unique opportunity to sample meat from a number of rare breeds including Ancient White Park cattle, said by the Romans to produce the best flavored beef; Highland cattle, a breed which produces meat that is lean, well-marbled, and tender with a very distinct flavor; Milking Devon cattle, known for the exceptional tenderness and flavor of its beef; Gloucestershire Old Spots pigs, a breed developed for use in gleaning orchards and which produces sumptuously flavored pork; Large Black pig, a breed that has moisture and flavor throughout its pork; Red Wattle pig, a breed with dark, sweet meat with a reputation as a stellar choice for pig roasts; and there will be Heritage turkey samples as well.

Saturday, November 12, 2005
11:00am - 4:00pm

Ayrshire Farm
Upperville, Virginia

$125 per person
includes a tasting of rare heritage breeds of pork, beef,
and turkey and a $100 tax deductible donation to the
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy

RSVP by October 1, 2005
Call Anneke Jakes at 919-542-5704
Or email: ajakes@albc-usa.org

Space will be limited, so you will want to reserve your place today!

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