Welcome to the Farm!
The new Dexter cows are fitting in well with the herd- Sant'Angelo Danica calved a bull 5-14-2014 and for a first-time momma is doing very, very well. 16 year old Daisy also calved a lovely heifer. The two calves are 10 days apart and look like twins. All concerned are doing great, from the first-timer to the "trained professional" but what else would you expect from Irish Dexters?
The goats have finished kidding- one more buckling than doeling in the final count. 11 to 10. The kids are really packing on the weight. If you are interested in 2014 kids from the farm, please fill out the form on our Contact Page.
We recently received a 3 yr old Weinheimer Spanish buck, in addition to a registered Myotonic. Keeping a heavy Spanish influence in the herd, we seek to improve the goats through hybrid vigor.
News! All our Irish Dexters are now sampled and test results in! The entire herd is officially PHA free! Each Irish Dexter is also DNA Genotyped and tested for Beta Casein.
We test each calf, regardless of parental results, for Chondrodysplasia, Pulmonary Hypoplasia with Anasarca (PHA), Beta Casein, color profile and we DNA genotype both males and females.
Results of these and additional tests are posted with each Dexter on the Irish Dexter Cattle page.
Look for our blog posts on Mother Earth News:
*About Irish Dexter Cattle
*Perfect Sandwich Bread
*Pre-Spring Hive Workup
*How to Calculate How Many Animals Per Field
*Steelmeadow's Pre-Kidding Checklist
*Lazy Gardener's Tomato Sauce
*For the Love of Pole Barns; New Goat Barn, Part I
*Roasting Green Coffee Beans at Home
*For the Love of Pole Barns; Part Two
*Best Ever Pickled Asparagus