Friday, September 07, 2007

Dexter Beef

If you have followed this blog for a while you probably know that I am especially interested in Dexters for their good foraging abilities in order to raise grass-fed beef. I came across the "Dexter Cattle Australia" website that has some interesting information on the quality of the beef. Here is a quote that really backs up some of the reasons that I selected the Dexter,

"Dexter beef is second to none. Individual cuts of meat are about two thirds the size of other breeds which is perceived as a more acceptable option in a health conscious society. Whole sides of beef are just the right size for the home freezer..."


You can check out the entire article here. Just click on the "News/Media link for the information

3 comments:

Seasons Eatings Farm said...

Dexter is my favorite beef. We've raised dexter, belted galloway, Scottish highland and hereford. The dexter/galloway cross was my second favorite followed by highland. These three breeds were much more efficient on our mediocre pasture and browsing in our fenced woods than the hereford. While the hereford beef was good, it wasn't excellent. Good luck with your cattle!

the books said...

Thanks for the comment! I have heard so many great things about Dexter beef, but I haven't had a chance to eat anything but burger. I'm looking forward to the research (the eating!).

Walter Jeffries said...

Another Dexter watcher... Dexters and Highlands are the two breeds I'm considering. Our main livestock is pastured pigs. I've always found the larger breeds of cattle rather intimidating. Working with the pigs over the years has let me get used to larger and larger animals - the big boars and sows run about 700 to 900 lbs while the market pigs run 200 to 300 lbs.

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