This year, the Purebred Dexter Cattle Association made their first appearance at the National Western Stock Show. Breed association members were proud to show-off their cattle for those who have not been exposed to the breed.
“They may be small in frame,” said Purebred Dexter Cattle Association President, Laura Christofk, “ But Dexter cattle hold immense value beyond their scale.”
Irish Dexters or “Mini-Cattle”, as some call them, originated in southern Ireland. Though they’re bred all around the country and world, many are not aware of the breed nor their many advantages.
“There are so many advantages to this breed that people don’t know exist,” Christofk said. “We’re trying to get them out there for the world to see.”
Dexter cattle are known for being small in size, which is viewed as an advantage by breeders and even restaurants looking for easier processing options to sell custom cuts in their establishments. Members also say that Dexter meat products also have great flavor.
From their hardiness, moderation and their ability to produce a great tasting product, they serve many purposes.
They may not be your traditional breed, but Purebred Dexter Cattle Association members are beyond proud of the product they raise. Christofk said, “This breed is about joy.”