Dexters For Sale
All animals for sale are negative for Chondrodysplasia and PHA, (we do not market carriers of either known Dexter genetic lethal). All animals qualify for ADCA, PDCA, or CDCA Registration.
We will gladly provide any known genotype for any trait, just let us know. Although the A2 allele is very common in our herd, we have seen nothing published in support of the A2 hypothesis in over a decade. Belle Fourche Farm makes no claim as to A2 milk making consumers “feel better,” or A2 milk treating or preventing any disease. Because of this, we feel it would be unfair to advertise animals as A2 or to price them differently. Here is a review of current literature on A2 milk.
Note: Since we are posting our list of pending births, we are getting a lot of questions about “who has had what.” So, we have started posting calves for sale as soon as they are born.
Here is a sample of some of the calves we are expecting:Belle Fourche MonAmie X Rainbow Hills Big Mac (E.T.) Belle Fourche Mon Chere X Mrald Absolutely Perfect Belle Fourche Eloise X Mrald Absolutely Perfect Belle Fourche Sandra Sue X Mrald Absolutely Perfect
A darling little red polled heifer, very correct and nice straight legs. She is from our old bloodlines with a touch a Rainbow Hills Big Mac, as her maternal grandsire.
One of our first in a batch of Mrald Absolutely Perfect calves. They have all been born so tiny, even this one who is from our largest cow. But they are stout and healthy. This little girl has strong milk production lines on both sides.
Another perfect little baby, red, homozygous polled, and both her sire and dam have very calm dispositions. This little girl has a lot of width, evident as soon as she was born.
Another tiny little heifer. Her dam's udder is still lovely at 9 years of age. She has Hillview Sally on both side, and should be an excellent milker.
This homozygous polled red bull calf his both width and depth, straight legs, good feet. He will be one of the last Taco calves ever produced as the sire has been deceased for many years and only about a dozen straws remain. Taco was known for producing beautiful feet, and producing a higher and wider rear udder attachment with a nice forward-extending front udder. Both parents of this calf are/were calm and sociable. Although he is not Belle Fourche in herd name, he is from the same Belle Fourche/Hillview/Mrald lines we have worked on since 1989 and will be one of two bulls we sold from 2016.
Reg #: 00000
Follow Pink, a young Dexter cow, as she and her barnyard friends solve the mystery of the stable room monster.
This book was written by our young neighbor. It is a delightful story and features Dexter Cattle, as well as Jacob and Shetland Sheep, Colored Angora Goats, and Icelandic Horses.
Susanne Barnett is a 12 year old girl who loves working with farm animals. She also enjoys writing children's stories. She brought these two hobbies together through "Pink and the Mystery of the Stable Room Monster". Susanne hopes children will not only enjoy the story but will also develop a love for some of the rare breeds of animals that live on American farms.