Dexter cattle are one of the smallest breeds of cattle in the world. Dexters are generally mild mannered, easy to handle, and a very good dual purpose cow yielding rich milk and quality cuts of meat.

Hickory Ridge Farm is the miniature cattle farm of the Schout family in Charleston, IL. We breed high-quality miniature milking and beef cows.

If you're low on space but high on raising cattle, Dexters are the way to go.

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If you& low on space but high on raising cattle, Dexters are the way to go.

They're the perfect size for the family homestead. One Dexter cow will give about 1 to 2 gallons of milk a day. If you raise a Dexter for beef, you'll need room in the freezer for about 400 pounds of meat, rather than 600 to 800 pounds you'd get from a typical full-size steer. Owning a Dexter is like owning a piece of history and doing your part to help preserve genetic diversity. They are one of the world's smallest true breeds of cattle, not a miniature developed from a larger breed.

dexter milk cow - dual purpose miniature cows with variations in colour from black, red and dun

Irish native Dexter cows are best raised as a family cow instead of part of a large herd, and breeders should also be aware of “dwarf factor” genetics.

Dexter Cattle: Heritage Livestock Breeds

Dexter Cattle - Ideal Cattle Breed for Small Acreages

We here at the American Cattlemen have posted this article to inform you of the Dexter cattle breed. This story is brought to you by American Dexter Cattle Association.

Great visual of tall & short Dexter cattle. Good printable for milking class.

Great visual of tall short Dexter cattle. Good printable for milking class.

The Perfect Family Cow? The Pros & Cons of Raising Dexter Cows (from someone who used to own them but doesn't anymore)

The Perfect Family Cow? Pros & Cons of Dexter Cattle

Get the real truth behind raising Dexter cattle on a small farm or homestead. I'm sharing the good, the bad, & the ugly of the "Perfect Family Cow.

Dexter Cattle from Kirkhaven Farm

A heritage farm in East Tennessee selling quality Dexter Cattle, grass fed beef, and farm products

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