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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, November 24, 2006

Event notice from the ALBC...

A group of local residents interested in historic reenactments is putting together a historic timeline event in Fredericktown, Missouri. The event is going to be held in Wanda Priest Park on March 23, 24 & 25, 2007. After realizing the rich heritage of this area it was decided to hold the event in what was the original St. Michael’s Village.

A timeline event is one that covers several time periods in history. An encampment will be set up covering the French Colonial Period, Fur Trade Era, Native Americans, Civil War, Scottish Clans and Cowboys.

Many local artisans as well as from other areas will be here to demonstrate their crafts and skills. These people will only use methods and materials that would have been available during the time period that they are portraying. Some of the demonstrators will be blacksmith, gun builder, leatherwork, woodcarving, spinning and weaving, flint knapping, rope making, as well as many others.

In addition to the demonstrators we are going to have Scottish game demonstrations as well as games for kids. At this time we are hoping to have enough camps set up on Friday the 23rd to be able to invite the local schools for a field trip. We are also pleased to have Noel Barton of Team Thunder, four time National Champion and four time World Champion here to shoot an anvil. Team thunder is sponsored by Dixie Gun Works of Union City TN. There will be an candy cannon for the kids. Traditional music will be played throughout the weekend. We would like this to be a very hands on and educational experience for the children as well as adults.

The event is open to the public free of charge on Saturday (9 am - 4pm) and Sunday (9am - 3pm). We will also have a candle light tour of the camp on Saturday from 6pm - 8pm. This is also free to the public. It is a wonderful time to visit camp. In addition to this the Unnerriner House, Log Schoolhouse, Berryman Cabin and the Aviation and Transportation Museum will all be open for tours on both days. Wagon rides will be available to move about to the different sites. There will be food available as well as handmade items for sale.

If you are interested in history or the history of this area, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

For further information or comments, please contact Fred Manning 783 - 7868 or Jeff Lake 783 - 3662 or e-mail at fredstimeline@yahoo.com

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Dexter heifer calf

One week old.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

In Memoriam

Sheila Katherine Boatman, 50, of Morrisville died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, in her home after a short illness.

She was a teacher at Kickapoo High School, teaching those with various disabilities and life skills.

She was a member of the Doberman Pincher Club of America, Dexter Cattle Association, American Quarter Horse Association, Missouri Fox Trot Horse Association, Therapy Dogs Inc. and the Brighton Saddle Club. She was a breeder of Doberman Pinchers and her puppies were sold to people all over America as pets, but some also became show dogs. Just recently she donated two puppies to Guide Dog Program.

She rode Quarter horses most of her life, and recently purchased her first Fox Trotter, Danny Boy. She won several blue ribbons riding him. Over the past few years, she had shown several dogs to A.K.C. Companion Dog titles, two were International champions, and most recently she was nominated for the Award for Canine Excellence in recognition of dogs in the service of mankind. Her companion dog, Rudy, was known by so many people for his work with her students.

Sheila was preceded in death by her parents, Louis W. and Katie Brock; and two brothers, Max Mims and Dale Mims.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis Boatman of the home; their son, Brock Boatman of Washington, D.C.; and her sister, Leah Mims Pachl of Willard.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church, 800 AB Highway, Willard, with the Rev. Lorraine Dill officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior from noon to 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Goss Cemetery at Phelps. Services are under the direction of the Butler Funeral Home of Bolivar. Friends may sign the guest book or send private condolences at www.butlerfuneralhome.com.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Woman Farmer of the Year

Three farmers from Mid and North Wales have been shortlisted for this year's Woman Farmer of the Year title.

They are Lesley Wickham of Llanafan Fawr near Builth Wells, Julie Davies of Crai, Brecon, and Eleri Wyn Williams of Tywyn.

The winner will be presented with the NFU Cymru/NatWest trophy and a cash prize of £500 at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair later this month.

Now in its tenth year, the competition aims to celebrate the contribution that women make to Welsh farming. Previous winners have gone on to hold key roles in the industry and win other awards.

Lesley Wickham of Cwmchwe- fru Farm, Llanafan Fawr, specialises in coloured sheep, pedigree Dexter cattle and goats.

Story continues...

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Retail Beef Cuts

Retail Beef Cuts -

This site lists all the retail beef cuts, each linked to a picture of the cut.

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