I've been thinking again
As usual, it's about something that poops. Does anyone here have Dexter cattle? Can you tell me about them if you do? Been reading on the internet but it's always different talking w/real people! I have a little more than an acre of pasture that's growing up quite nicely now that Haley is gone. I'll have to cross fence some to rotate grazing. Tbones are $10.99lb this week. & it isn't even organic or natural. We don't eat much beef cause it's so darned expensive. Is if feasable to get a cow & breed every 1-2 years? Sometimes you can get one that's bred w/calf a/side. I would be sharing some of the costs w/family members so we can all have healthy meat. I could also milk while there is a calf, we don't drink a whole lot so she wouldn't have to put out a lot of extra. I like the idea of Dexter cause they are an old breed, and smaller=easier to handle, easier on pasture. These do well on grass & hay, there wouldn't be any hormones or antibiotics unless used for an injury or illness PLUS they are just so darn cute.
Do they eat nettles?? **hope**hope**I miss my Buckley weedeater!! Can you tie em out like goats & horses?? Would the smaller type cattle be easier on fencing? I have field fence w/2 strands of hotwire, which by the way I'm gonna wrap the chix house with! Thanks in advance! Jody