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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.

Friday, October 21, 2005

The Home of Dexter Beef

Here's a very good Dexter breeder's web site from the UK complete with some recipes:


In the site's Background link there's a suggestion that Dexters on a purely grass based diet are best at 3 years of age. Some breeders have reported good success when supplementing with grain finishing at 15 months. Mine have always been supplemented and while not holding to any rigid schedule I've been pleased with the results at around two years of age.

During the days when short legged bulls were being promoted among the beef breeds one of the reasons was earlier maturation. So in that 15 month to 3 year age range, along with diet, it wouldn't surprise me of some differences between short and long legged types of Dexters.

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