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We AI'd our Jersey with a Dexter and she produced a small heifer. Blossom is almost a year and still very small, which is great. What I'd really like to know is the amount of milk they produce, how much grain to feed during production and how are they meat-wise. I'd also like to know how soon I should breed her after she first comes in heat. Should I wait awhile or no? This is the first heifer I've raised from birth and I'm planning ahead, so I know what to expect and what to do when the time comes:) Thanks in advance! ~Abigail~
-- Abigail (email@example.com), March 23, 2000
Another Dexter question:
If anyone has experience with Dexters down here in the Deep South I'd like to hear about it. I'm in North Florida and we'll be buying land the end of this year or sometime next year. A small milking breed is something we're going to be interested in but I'm concerned that Dexters might not do well with our heat, humidity and parasite situation here. Anyone with firsthand knowledge they'd like to share?
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-- A.T. Hagan (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 23, 2000.
You might be able to hook up with someone on this discussion board for some first hand information.
-- Connie (Connie@lunehaven.com), March 23, 2000.
how easy was it to ai your jersey with a dexter? (availability, price, etc.) I would like to eventually get a dexter or other small cow, but the prices are way out of my range. a jersey would be easy to get because they are a very popular breed around here. annette
-- annette (email@example.com), March 23, 2000.
I do believe that it cost around $60, a little more than usual, because Dexters are a little more unusual. We also Dexter AI'd a Jersey/Highlander. We live in New Brunswick, Canada, so prices may be different than where you live. Hope this helps
-- Abigail (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 23, 2000.
I own four dexters. I haven't milked one yet but I do know people who have. The thing about dexter milk is that it's more homogenized than than most other breeds milk.(it's cream particles are smaller) Although it's cream content is high. As for the beef it's excellent, very tender no matter what the cut. I've been raising dexters for three years, studying them for ten. I currently have a bull, two heifers, and one soon to be steer. If I can answer any questions feel free to e-mail me
-- Pamela Scott (email@example.com), February 08, 2001.