Dexter Cattle – The Ideal Family Cow

Small Size, Big Benefits of Dexter Cattle

Dexter Cattle – The Ideal Family Cow
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 6 minutes Homesteading is about simplicity, self reliance, and doing as much as you can with as little as possible, always with an eye on the bottom line. So when it comes to considering large livestock, selecting an animal species or specific breed that provides multiple benefits should be the goal. A homesteaders selection criteria is not just milk or beef, but rather milk and beef. But livestock can provide more than food, their byproducts can be used for soap and other artisan crafts. They can provide soil fertility, weed clearing, provide a little extra income from their abundance, and/or be a hobby as many livestock owners enjoy showing and exhibiting their animals. But, livestock do not need to be “large” to offer big benefits, and especially for smaller acreages there is none that can out-perform a Dexter. Different from other cattle breeds, beef type

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