Semen For Sale
All semen listed below is guaranteed to be free of Chondrodysplasia and PHA mutations. All bulls have their DNA markers on file for parentage verification. All our bulls are available for domestic sales, some collections are eligible for export. Contact us with questions regarding export to specific countries.
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** Some breeders use A2 genotypes to market their calves, and we have designated certain bulls as homozygous A2 for those breeders. We will gladly provide any known genotype for any trait. Belle Fourche Farm makes no claim as to A2 milk making consumers “feel better,” or A2 milk treating or preventing any disease.
Belle Fourche Mon Coco
Sire: Rainbow Hills Big Mac
Dam: Belle Fourche Mon Amie
Newest Offering. (For U.S. buyers only.) Mon Coco is a polled dun bull who has a unique, "old" bloodline for our herd. He was produced using straws from Rainbow Hills Big Mac, a deceased bull who has not had straws available in at least decade. Mon Coco's name, meaning "My Egg" refers to the fact he was produced by embryo transfer, although most think it is his color! His first calves are on the ground now, and they have a lot of depth, good body length, a long hip and nice clean/level tail sets. He has so far only been bred to our cows. We feel like this is a good bull for adding depth and improving tail heads away from the "dent" and the raised and recessed tail that has become increasingly common in American Dexters and more severe in animals with the trait in the pedigree multiple times. Mon Coco is too young to have heifers who have freshened, although we have a sister of his with a lovely udder, who freshened this fall. He has only had 6 calves so far, (all heifers). He has a very calm, outgoing personality and had a small calving weight despite being carried by a rather large recipient cow. We know some people are still selecting for the A2 trait in their own herds, and this bull is homozygous A2.
Sexed Straws Available! This is a very small, very sweet bull produced by some of our old favorites, sold to the Mrald Park herd long ago, where they mixed and matched the perfect bull with the perfect cow, and created this "Absolutely Perfect" little guy! He has been hand-picked for introduction to an overseas Dexter herd, but we are offering 25 sexed straws of semen from this bull. The straws are sorted for 95% heifer cells and are very hard to produce, as you only get a few per collection. Furthermore, sexed straws are available in a couple different grades and these are the highest grade available, (higher density of sperm cells, meaning even fewer are Straws are produced, but conception should be higher). We do not recommend using sexed straws unless you are comfortable with your A.I. program, and have a good grasp of heat detection in your cattle, or have a synchronization schedule you are comfortable with. Timing is everything with A.I. and putting a straw in a cow at the wrong time will not result in pregnancy.
We call this little bull "Absolute" for short, and, well, he is short. So, if you are looking to knock a few inches off of some taller cows, he may be your bull. He is homozygous polled, homozygous e/e "true red," homozygous A2, carries dun, and parentage verified to sire and dam. He is 36" tall at 18 months of age. He has that gregarious personality that so many decendants of Taco seem to have, and acts more like a dog than a bull. He has a, clean and level tail head, long hip, good hook to pin length/angle, nice depth, straight topline, and very good width between his legs - giving him a wide stance and "a leg in every corner." He has high milk production on his dam's side and very high butterfat on his sire's side. His first calves are just about to hit the ground in Washington State, and we have some due in Georgia, so we don't have pictures yet, but we have raised these bloodlines for many generations.
Straws are available in Canada and can be exported to Australia and S. Africa, Domestic supply was sold out but we have moved 40 straws to the U.S. lab, making this limited number available. Belle Fourche Mr. Right is a homozygous polled red bull out of our best udder lines. He measured 43.5" at the shoulder at 3 years of age. He produces a very "typey" calf with increased width and shorter legs. He has produced the most consistent calf crop of any bull we have used. His heifers have had improved udders with the front udder extending further forward and the rear udder attachment being higher and wider than that of their dams. Calves have improved width between the rear legs, making heifers easier to milk, and giving his progeny that desireable "leg in every corner." Mr. Right calves are also calm, easy to handle, and every calf is polled! Canadian buyers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Available for export! The is our second herd bull out of Circle H's Nutmeg, this one sired by Belle Fourche Mr. Right. We chose to do this cross to preserve some of the production characteristics of the dam, in a showier package. We produced 6 bulls of this cross from embryo transfer and natural mating. We chose this one to collect because he had the most depth and the most compact build. He also has a clean navel, good hoof angle, and a perfect top line with a clean tail head, all of which are definite bonuses. Lasair is homozygous polled and homozygous for A2 milk. He has very high butterfat on both sides, and his dam and granddams were good milk producers. (His dam produced 3 to 3.5 gallons of distinctly sweet and creamy milk per day.) Lasair's calves have been easy to work with, and we have had good reports of improved dispositions over some flightier cows. He has added body depth and heel depth to a number of A.I. calves we have seen. Click on his name for more photos.
New Offering! Available for export! Mrald Overture is a homozygous polled, dun bull with exceptional feet and legs, and a very friendly, easy going personality. Also carries red. He is out of HV Saltaire Susie, an amazing cow with a history of producing exceptional bulls and heifers. Overture's first calves have been very correct, and he has given great results when used on cows whose feet and legs needed improvement. He will only produce polled calves. Canadian buyers, please contact email@example.com.
Mrald Ramblers Last Ride
Sire: Hiyu Rambler II
Dam: Circle H's Naomi
Sold Out. See his entry in our Herdbook for more information on this bull.
Serenity Oaks Farm Taco
Reg #: ADCA 019039
Sire: Hillview DJ Baxter 15271
Dam: Rock N’ Oaks Boo P201033
Only 7 more straws available: Taco has a beautiful calf crop in the Pacific Northeast. He has passed on his gentle and sociable disposition and has done a remarkable job passing on his great feet and legs. He is a very clean bull, and very correct. Taco is heterozygous polled, dun, and also carries red. He measured 46.5 at 3 years of age. He has Lucifer and Saturn of Knotting, Cornahir Outlaw and Saltaire Platinum in his pedigree.
This homozygous polled red bull will produce 100% polled calves. He has a very easy-going disposition and classified "Excellent." Good choice to improve feet and rear udder attachment. Red Genotype: (e/e) with pink skin coloring.
Reg #: 11412
Sire: Cornahir Outlaw
Dam: Llanfair's Rosalee
Sean is one of the last Llanfair bulls available in the U.S., and a product of Fred Chesterly's favorite cow, Rosalee. Sean is sired by Irish import Cornahir Outlaw. The Cornahir herd was the remnant of Dexters in Ireland, and was maintained by a university there for several decades. When the university finished the project, they began dumping their Dexters on the commercial market. Preservationists tried to intervene, but arrived two day days after Outlaw was gone, and the herd had dwindled to 6 animals. This was a tragic loss of genetic material as those 6 animals were the only Dexters left in Ireland at that time. We like Sean because he has many of the traits Fred Chesterly tried to establish in his herd, such as a long hip; while also having the unique bloodline of the Cornahir herd. Only 17 straws remaining.