Choosing the Dexter breed is part of our long term plan to maintain healthy grazing land. They are low impact on our soils and water, and offer a heritage breed that makes sense on a sustainable farm.
The Dexter breeds typical height is around 42- 48 inches making it much easier to manage.
The milk is rich and creamy and the grass-fed meat provides a true flavor and texture that large breeds can never achieve.
The native home of the Dexter is in the southern part of Ireland where they were bred by small land holders and roamed about the shelter less mountainous districts. They thrive in hot as well as cold climates and do well outdoors year round, needing only a windbreak, good pasture, shelter and fresh water. The Dexter is a duel purpose cattle producing both milk and high quailty lean meat. Pound for pound, Dexters cost less to get to the table.
You will be responsible for selecting you own butcher, providing cut and wrap instructions to and payment of slaughter and cut and wrap fees to the butcher. Delievery of your beef to the butcher is included in the cost of the Personal Farmer Program™. We can provide you with contact information for butchers and we are more than happy to talk to you about how your family eats and to offer cut advise.
How Much Will My 1/4 Dexter Beef Yield in Meat for my Family
A 1/4 of a Dexter beef isapproximately 70-80 lbs of meat. An example 1/4 beef might include
- 20lbs of 1lb ground beef
- 7-9 roast (combination of chuck, shoulder, rump, eye and top round)
- 12-15 packages of 1" thick steaks (combination of sirloin, t-bone, porterhouse, and ribeye)
- 1-3 Mischellaneous cuts (brisket, tri-tip, flank)
- 1-3 shortribs
- 6-8 soup bones