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 are trying to post calves very soon after they are born.
Here is a sample of some of the calves we are expecting:Belle Fourche Sandra Sue X Mrald Absolutely Perfect 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 Penny Lane X Mrald Absolutely Perfect Belle Fourche Hot Tamale X Belle Fourche Bogart Belle Fourche Baby Pink X Belle Fourche Lasair Quailgate Fergie X Belle Fourche Macintosh
A darling little heifer is very correct and has nice straight legs. She is from our old bloodlines with a touch a Rainbow Hills Big Mac, as her maternal grandsire. She is homozygous for polled, red, and dun.
One of our first in a batch of Mrald Absolutely Perfect calves. Julia Child is a deep bodied heifer with good width between her legs and a nice long hip. She was born tiny, but is growing and filling out very fast. This little girl has strong milk production lines on both sides and is homozygous polled.
Lady Lorelei is from small, compact dam, with a very round barrel, and a "typey" Dexter look. We think Lorelei will be the same. Also, her dam's udder is still lovely at 9 years of age. Lorelei has Hillview Sally on both sides, and should be an excellent milker.
Belle Fourche Patsy Jean
Reg #: 040268
Sex: Female DOB: 2017-03-17
Sire: Belle Fourche Bogart
Dam: Belle Fourche Hot Tamale
This heifer has some of the most beautiful shading on her face. She is from some of our old lines, with a little bit of Serenity Oaks Farm Taco as her maternal grandsire. More pictures to come.
Sweet Potato is a very sweet calf, calm, and likes to be petted. She has is very clean and correct, and has both width and depth. Click for more info.
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.
Graciano was produced by embryo transfer and we are very excited about this cross, which was handpicked and contemplated for sometime. He is a dun bull with a great disposition, tremendous width and depth, and both his dam and paternal granddam have remarkable udder conformation. He has no sign of the corkscrew tail head and lack of heel depth so often found in dun lines. His only drawback (for some) is he is dehorned, not polled.
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.