Welcome to the Farm!
We are very happy to welcome two Sant'Angelo bred Dexter girls to the farm, Malibu and Danica. Both are bred to Brightlea Benjamin and Sant'Angelo Belmont, bulls with roots in British Columbia, Canada. The two girls are fitting in beautifully with our herd and we look forward to their calves later this year. You can see their picture and pedigree on the Irish Dexter Cattle page.
Pi had her calf, a dun bull, in between the snowfalls. SteelMeadow's Freyr is a spunky thing and our heifer Miss Maudie is his babysitter. Where he goes, she goes. You can read about him in our Livestock for Sale page. We will keep him intact to see how he grows. His pedigree is very traditional, no modern reds and no polled genetics. He has been dehorned.
Calpurnia will be next in line to calve, and her offspring are consistently top-notch. She has the best personality of all the Dexters and is quiet enough to milk in the field.
The goats have had their pre-kidding workup- just a few weeks to go before little bouncy things will be all over the farm.
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
News! All our Irish Dexters are now sampled and test results in! The entire herd is officially PHA free! Results of these and additional tests are posted with each Dexter on the Irish Dexter Cattle page.
The herd plowing through the snow...