Dexter Cattle

A Small-Scale Breed for Small-Scale Production

Tennessee State University established a herd of Dexter cattle in 2015 to complement the meat goat breeding program. The Dexter is a small-framed British breed that is dual-purpose in type. It is considered a heritage breed like the Spanish and Myotonic goat breeds. The Dexter cattle will be used to assess the production potential of non-traditional small-breed cattle for small-scale beef production as well as for teaching activities.

The TSU foundation cattle are registered in the American Dexter Cattle Association  herdbook  (search under Owner# 10042). TSU-bred Dexter cattle are generally only registered if proven productive or sold as breeding stock. The TSU herd consists of nearly 90 Dexter cows and heifers in preparation for summer 2020 breeding.

For sale:  We have sold out of heifers and steers from the 2019 calf crop. Individuals from the 2020 calf crop we be available starting in February 2021.

 

The TSU herd sires are presented below.

Mashona herd sires (182 and 76) were introduced to the breeding program in 2019. Two additional Mashona herd sires were recently added for the 2020 breeding season. The Mashona is a small-framed Sanga beef breed from Zimbabwe. The breed has tropical adaptations that may be of value in the southern states. Mashona bulls will be crossed with the Dexter cows to produce F1 calves for evaluation

 TSU HERD SIRES  

Jon

Weight: 1295#

Hip Height: 46.75"

May 2019

Jon

Black Licorich

Weight: 1340#

Hip Height: 48"

Sold  - 2016

Rico

Shamrock

Weight: 1060#

Hip Height: 44.25"

May 2019

RHV SHAMROCK
 

O'Conner

Weight: 946#

Hip Height: 41.25"

May 2019

 O'Conner
 

Gus

Weight: 1235#

Hip Height: 47.25"

May 2019

 Gus

Dot

Weight: 1235#

Hip Height: 46.5"

May 2019

Dot

Norval

Weight: 990#

Hip Height: 44.25"

May 2019 (Sold)

Norval

Willie

Weight: 1295#

Hip Height: 49.25"

May 2019

Willie

MASHONA 182

Weight: 1085#

Hip Height: 50.5"

May 2019

 MAS 182

MASHONA 76

Weight: 1175#

Hip Height: 50.25"

May 2019

 MAS 76



 

 






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