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.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Back on Track

Whoa!  Totally remiss in keeping the blog updated....Not because there isn't anything to post about, but because it's just darn busy and there's too much to post about!  We'll work on that.

Starting slowly since I'm a bit rusty - a new Mooster heifer in October.  Meet Moosters Fire Opal:
She's perfect.  Big eyes (the first thing you notice about her), great conformation, black nose and feet, red.  She's parentage verified, of course, and PHA and chondrodysplasia free as an obligate.  We are celebrating her even more as her polled test came back and she is our first (at least since we've been testing potential candidates) homozygous polled heifer!  She just gets prettier every day.  

Living where we do, we see so much wildlife.  Big birds of prey are usually somewhere nearby.  We've had a pair of owls living in the trees down by the creek for a long time.  Unfortunately, one of them met something slightly bigger and badder:  a vehicle side mirror from the looks of things.  We noticed him/her right next to the highway and very nearby was the cause of death.  So sad.

We still see the second owl every now and then, but he/she looks so lonely in the tree.