Dexters!

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by Sfgwife, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    things happened sunday on the Hillsite. Two steers and a heifer. One steer and the heifer are two and the other guy is one. They need wormed... the guy said next month is the month he does it. But they will be gettin that done this week. That fuzzy fuzzy still there tells me they need it. The big cheese will be going to the processor in a few months and we are going to ai the heifer soon. Lil cheese gets to stay a whille longer. And. They are not crazy yay! The heifer i think will be an excellent milk cow. She lets us brush her just fine. The cheeses like treats and will nose you but not much for touchin anymore. I told paul i cannot find a red heifer to save my life. I love the reds! F79CE33C-4351-4115-AF6C-EF277B834001.jpeg 49C1067A-40B5-48BC-80DE-8F4ADAC4B188.jpeg 01939F33-1116-4755-B5EC-161EDD4B5111.jpeg 7B4299A8-993F-44E4-8744-6D74CFF80FAC.jpeg D3D532C6-9E7D-4327-BAB6-C8D495F73627.jpeg D94C8DB9-EE67-4E4A-B3ED-77D16522C648.jpeg CDAC3EF7-A940-43BB-892F-AAA002C6988D.jpeg 5EE35F03-9976-4FB1-89C1-714D4E0245BE.jpeg
     
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  2. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    congrats!

    The duns seriously are beautiful.

    So what will you use to deworm them and how? Just out of cow-dumb curiosity...
     
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  3. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    Ivermectin pour on usually. Most time cattle farmers only worm twice a year. Spring and beginning of fall. See how slick Hope and Eb are vs these guys? They were wormed a month or so ago. That fuzzy i a tell that they need wormed go figure.
     
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  4. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    Oops not dun. Red. :/. Some call the reds dun around here though.
     
  5. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Very nice! Congratulations!
     
  6. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    Congratulations! Those cows are beautiful!
     
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  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  8. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    Our menagerie now. Top two pics are dexters. Black heifer is same in both. I ordered straws for her today. She will be havin a few dates with the vet when it cools off a bit. Yay! That is Bessie and Lil cheese. Big cheese is in the freezer. Third pic is Hope the dope who is a black angus cross on the left and Ebbie another dexter on right. Uni is the charolais. He came from a close friend. He got his name because he is the unicorn in the pasture lol. And i ADORE his ears!

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  9. Goataddict

    Goataddict Well-Known Member

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    Jun 8, 2020
    Abuja, Nigeria
    Those cows are beautiful.
     
  10. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
  11. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
  12. fivemoremiles

    fivemoremiles Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    western montana
    Where are there horns???
    I love my Dexters. I have 15 Black with horns. I am a Traditionalist.
     
  13. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

  14. fivemoremiles

    fivemoremiles Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    western montana
    Here is some 20200806_143618.jpg 20200806_142850.jpg photos of my Dexters with horns
     
  15. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    we have 5 ladies..2 black with horn, one black disbudded, a dun with horns and a red polled. All came to us that way : ) I prefer no horns when handling them. But LOVE the horned look.
     
  16. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki

    The first two are polled and the last Eb was dehorned. I am not comfortable handling the horned ones. Plus mama... she has lewy bodies dimentia and anything we can do to keep her more safe if she decides to go into the pasture is ok by us. These will be milked so nope to the hornies.
     
  17. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
  18. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

  19. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
  20. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    They sure do look a lot healthier!
     
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