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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.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Maasai cattle forge 9/11 bond with US

Maasai oxen in Tanzania. They are as well trained as any Drew has seen in America. The key: understand your cattle and work them. Photograph by Drew Conroy.

One of the highlights of the 2001 Dexter meeting in New York state, hosted by PDCA's Kathy Smith, was Drew Conroy recounting his experiences of living with the Maasai. Cattle are highly valued among the Maasai, a community of herders who live in Kenya and Tanzania, and the gift of a cow is regarded as among the most precious one can receive from a Maasai - ranking alongside a child or grazing land.
Kenyan Maasai cattle forge 9/11 bond with US

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