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Dexter Calves are…

FullCircle George @ 1 week old
FullCircle George

Adorable, Curious, Smart, Charming, Inquisitive, Playful, Affectionate, Goofy, Endearing, Cute, Fun & Definitely Not Camera Shy.

Meet FullCircle George! George is a polled, RED, Dexter bull calf. He was born on July 15th, 2015, the 2nd of 2 bull calves born on our farm this year. George is out of our beautiful polled, dun cow FullCircle Eloise and sired by the renowned polled, red Dexter bull Hillview Red Wing.  This little man may just be our first future bull prospect!

Dexter Calves are just plain FUN!

fun & games
fun & games

Too Much Cuteness…

FullCircle Lucy Born 6/10/14
FullCircle Lucy
Born 6/10/14

Meet FullCircle Lucy the newest member of the FullCircle Farm Dexter herd. Lucy was born in the wee hours of the morning on June 10th.  She is a dainty little package with long legs. Lucy weighs 48 pounds and is 24″ tall.  She is RED, polled (no horns) and every inch is utter adorableness.  Mom Eloise, Baby Lucy, Grandma Merrideth, Sister Maggie & Uncle Norman greatly enjoyed her first day out in the pasture.

Dexter’s- A great little cow.

Sherman at 1 week.
Sherman at 1 week.

In 2009 I was doing research on breeds of cattle looking for one to add to our small farm. We ultimately chose the American Dexter.  Originating in Ireland, this small stature, dual-purpose breed had all the characteristics that I was looking for. With mature cows weighing in around 700#’s and standing approximately 40” at the shoulder they seemed a perfect fit for us and our small farm.

For a family cow a Dexter will produce a manageable quantity of high butterfat milk, 1-2 gallons per day is common. Our family milk needs are much less so I chose to milk once a day and only take what is needed in the kitchen. Sharing with the calf allows me access to wonderful milk as well as providing the calf with a great start in life. A Dexter for beef will produce about 400#’s of tender and lean, well marbled, dark red beef in smaller portion cuts from a 24 month old steer.  They are economical to keep and return a high percentage of food product for their size when compared to larger breeds.

Dexters are the perfect breed choice for a small acreage family cow.  Beautiful, gentle and friendly, easy to train and to handle.  Their diminutive size makes them a great livestock project for children and a pleasure to work with for small women or older adults. Dexter’s are hardy, long-lived and are  known as great mothers and easy calvers.

Our Dexter’s have been a wonderful addition to our farm. They are great fun and bring us immense pleasure as well as beautiful calves, wonderful dairy products and healthy beef.

We occasionally offer for sale high quality registered breeding stock heifers. Please contact us at  fullcirclefarmstead@frontier.com if you are interested in adding a FullCircle heifer to your farm!

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Cathy & Bob