Welcome to Moosters Meadows - home of Irish Dexter Cattle! We strive to breed a truly dual purpose Dexter, providing both excellent beef and milk. All of our Dexters are purebred and registered with the American Dexter Cattle Association (ADCA). We'll be blogging about what goes on here on our little ranch in Wyoming and life with Dexters. Feel free to visit our website as well.

Monday, May 27, 2013

She's a DancinQueen

And I can't get that silly Abba song out of my head now....

This is Moosters DancinQueen.  She's going to be our only heifer for sale at the AGM this year.  Photos needed to be submitted pretty early, so we didn't have any green grass backgrounds to show off her pretty red.  It was also a bit early for her to shed out completely and even a bit early to clip her, so these are the best we could do at the time (including the little poops that I didn't catch the first time through!).

Here she is last fall with her parents.  A total chance "family photo," but it gives a great look at her genetics.  Mom, Seana,  is a beautiful dehorned red with black muzzle.  She is tested PHA and chondro free.  Dad, 'Dance, is also tested PHA and chondro free.  Queenie is parentage verified, so she's free of both by obligation.  Oh, and she is polled, sweet as sugar and halter trained! 

She is for sale only because Chris continues to remind me that we can't keep 'em all -- and I keep trying.......

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Miss Mulgwen and her new little golden boy.  After losing her calf last year, we worried about her since she was a bit late delivering again.  He's a healthy young bull, so we needn't have worried.

He's really good at hiding and disappears easily between two tumbleweeds --

And, although Luna's little Tooie (for "he's a Stewie too" that got shortened to Tooie) is almost a week old, today was his first real adventure outside the corral.  We put them out a few days ago, but he apparently liked the cushy life so well that he came back in under the gate.  This time he's enjoying the adventure!

And here's Dance Partner - certainly a momma's boy.  Resta is such a good mom!