Dexters For Sale
Keep checking back, we will be calving through the winter!
Note: Since we are posting our list of pending deliveries, we are getting a lot of questions about “who has had what.” So, we have started posting calves for sale as they are born.
Here is a sample of some of the calves we are still expecting:
Belle Fourche Eloise X Belle Fourche Macintosh
Belle Fourche Apple X Belle Fourche Mr. Right
Belle Fourche Peach X Saltaire Platinum
Belle Fourche Pollyanna X Belle Fourche Mon Coco
Belle Fourche Mon Chere X Belle Fourche Mon Coco
And, a few others!
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, so if you are looking for something in particular, let us know. Although the A2 allele is extremely common in our herd, Belle Fourche Farm makes no claim as to A2 milk making consumers “feel better,” or A2 milk treating or preventing any disease. http://www.nature.com/ejcn/journal/v59/n5/full/1602104a.html http://www.aseanfood.info/articles/11021883.pdf
Click on the animal’s photo or name for more information.
Here she is! Our first Platinum calf in 15 years!! A vibrant black polled heifer. Please click on Platty's photo for more information.
RFA Hampton Reba
Reg #: 038178
Sex: Female DOB: 2013-03-18
Sire: OTF'a Sentinel
Dam: AF Kathy
This is a very small in stature dehorned red heifer, bred to one of our first A.I. Bulls, Hillview Red Wing. The calf will be red and polled. Reba is not from our bloodlines but we put a good amount of thought into which bull to use on her, and Red Wing seemed like the best compliment for her conformation. Click on Reba's name to see more photos.
A lovely red polled heifer from a cow with a lovely udder and our dear bull, Macintosh. Pictures soon.
Melissa Fair is out of one of our best cows, and sired by one of our all-time favorite bulls. Please click on the photo for more information.
A lovely embryo transfer heifer from a very reliable combination of Mr. Right and Jemma.
Belle Fourche Mon Capitan
Sex: Male DOB: 2014-11-28
Sire: Rainbow Hills Big Mac
Dam: Belle Fourche MonAmie
This polled dun calf is the combination of an older-bloodline Belle Fourche cow and Rainbow Hills Big Mac, a bull that has been deceased for a number of years. Straws of Big Mac are hard to find and non-dwarf animals from his old bloodlines were seldom collected. Together it makes an interesting combination of a dun animal with virtually no Woodmagic breeding, giving it more old-time American Dexter body style. This calf has a bit more leg, a level tail set without the "dent" and long hook to pin length with a good angle. These lines produce small birthweight calves but we do not expect this calf to be a shrimp as an adult. We currently have the full brother to this little guy, and he is darling animal that is naturally sociable with people but not at all overbearing.
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.