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Old 05-27-2012, 05:37 PM
 
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Dexter = fad

(IMHO )
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Dexter = fad

(IMHO )
Phhhhhbbbttt.
Please look up and read the history of Dexters before you make such a sweeping judgement. I'm assuming irish bob already is familiar with the breed.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:26 AM
 
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Phhhhhbbbttt.
Please look up and read the history of Dexters before you make such a sweeping judgement. I'm assuming irish bob already is familiar with the breed.
I have to love a Granny with her own bull........
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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Dexter = fad

(IMHO )
If they're a fad, they're a fairly long-lived one. I'm inclined to say Dexter=niche, myself.

That is, they're perfect for small-holdings like Granny's (or mine, for that matter!)
My Angus cows are on the small side of the breed for the same reason Dexters are popular. As well, they're former bucket calves so they're all dog gentle. Again, the same reason Dexters are popular.
However, because I've always lived in beef country, and am married to a working cowboy, we stick with a known entity. Not to mention, Black sells.

But there's nothing inherently wrong with Dexters and frankly, I think they're doing nothing but getting MORE popular...
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:50 PM
 
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hello again

i just thought id add to this thread i started several months ago

ive since bought myself a farm in ireland for around 600 k dollars ( 465 k euro ) , while i hope to visit rural america in the not too distant future , i think buying a farm over there would have been a bit too steep of a climb

ive also bought myself a herd of angus heifers which i intend to run a bull with in april of next year

thanks for all the earlier posts
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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i have this dream of owning a large track of land in america where i could keep angus cattle , however , ive been led to believe that cattle in america stay indoors all year round and eat corn , why is that , surely in somewhere like washington state , its possible to keep cattle on pasture for most of the year , if im wrong in my assumptions , how much is an acre of pasture land in somewhere like the pacific north west

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The Federal government will regulate you to death.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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The Federal government will regulate you to death.
in what sense ? , animal wellfare ?
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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Thanks for the update, bob!
So if you're looking at getting a bull, I assume you must have around 20 or 30 heifers?
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:11 PM
 
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i have this dream of owning a large track of land in america where i could keep angus cattle , however , ive been led to believe that cattle in america stay indoors all year round and eat corn , why is that , surely in somewhere like washington state , its possible to keep cattle on pasture for most of the year , if im wrong in my assumptions , how much is an acre of pasture land in somewhere like the pacific north west

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I tink the key is that you some how think that cattle here stay indoors most of the eyar.that makes me think your wqntig large tqct of lan has also not been very well research as to beig realistic.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:36 AM
 
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Thanks for the update, bob!
So if you're looking at getting a bull, I assume you must have around 20 or 30 heifers?
25 but i could buy a few more , thinking of buying a limosuin bull ( french breed ) , my brother has a hereford which he is willing to lend to me , might be usefull for the first year , i like hereford and angus but the steers are not in demand over here to the degree the french breeds are and angus make good dams to the mainland european larger breeds
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