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 Spainsh 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 Dexter cattle are registered in the American Dexter Cattle Association  herdbook . The TSU herd consists of over 50 cows, most of which are bred for late spring calves in 2018. TSU herd sires are shown below.

 

 TSU HERD SIRES  

Jon

Weight: 1290#

Hip Height: 46"

June 2017

Jon

Black Licorich

Weight: 1340#

Hip Height: 48"

Sold  - 2016

Rico

Shamrock

Weight: 1015#

Hip Height: 44"

June 2017

RHV SHAMROCK
 

O'Conner

Weight: 890#

Hip Height: 41"

June 2017

 O'Conner
 

Gus

Weight: 1170#

Hip Height: 46"

June 2017

 Gus

Dot

Weight: 1220#

Hip Height: 46.5"

June 2017

Dot

Norval

Weight: 720#

Hip Height: 44"

June 2017

Norval



 

 






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