Welcome to Moosters Meadows

Moosters Meadows is located in the southeastern part of Wyoming, where we have a carefully selected herd of Dexters running on a little over 200 acres of pasture and meadow.

We, like many others, started with two Dexters and quickly fell in love with this gentle breed. Soon enough, two grew into a herd that fluctuates between 60 and 100 depending on the time of the year. Our herd is fairly evenly split between black and red and (de)horned and polled. We have a few duns as well! We kept the horns on all our “foundation” cows. However, we have chosen to breed only polled Dexters since our 2014 breeding season.

Our herd has been thoughtfully chosen and raised with true dual purpose (meat and milking) Dexters in mind. Good conformation and great temperament are must haves in our herd. Everything else follows from there and are “nice to have” rather than “need to have.”

We believe in testing. Our entire herd is tested (or born as an obligate) PHA free. We have several chondrodysplasia carrier cows. As responsible breeders, we only breed these girls to non-carrier bulls, then test offspring so there is never any question as to the status of a calf. Every Mooster born since 2013 is parentage verified (as are many of our others – all have been, at minimum, genotyped).

In 2011, we were bit by the show bug! Now we show at every opportunity within reasonable driving distance! We enjoy showing with our fellow breeders and love being able to bring attention to this wonderful little breed.

All of our Dexters are registered with the American Dexter Cattle Association. We also belong to Rocky Mountain Dexter Breeders (consisting of folks living in the western states – Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana and California plus others) and Missouri Dexter Breeders. We are proud to say that we have Moosters in herds from coast to coast.

We love to talk about Dexters and welcome calls or no-obligation ranch visits to see them up close and personal.

RANCH NEWS

We completely enjoyed our first year at Central States Fair in Rapid City, SD. Our show team performed well and we were really happy to have all the extra helpers in and around the show ring. All of us who showed there this year felt welcomed and were excited for the opportunity to introduce Dexters at a new venue.

Utah State Fair was exceptional as always. We were well pleased with our Dexters at this show as well. Vicki was humbled to be elected as the Rocky Mountain Dexter Breeders president for the next year. Please feel free to call with any questions about this great group of folks. You don’t need to even own a Dexter to be a member. We are not a registry!

Because winter waits for no one, we’ve decided that we are unable to attend the Missouri Dexter Show this year. Being behind means we have to stay here and get ready for the really big weather that we know will happen soon enough.


RANCH NEWS

We are glad fall has arrived! What a spring and summer had! After our flood, we’ve spent much of the summer months recovering from lost fences and lost time. Our Facebook page has plenty of pictures of that disaster – an event we’d rather forget.

All of the water and debris from “who knows where” caused us (with our vet’s sage advice) to make the decision to inoculate all of our calves early, including the steers that would normally go without vaccinations for our “natural” buyer (done with their blessing). This means that we have a larger than usual number of steers for sale at weaning since they are no longer completely natural. Let us know if you need a weanling steer. These are nice big boys that will make plenty of wonderful Dexter beef for you. We still have a few available for sale.

Check our Facebook page for fresh new photos of Rover, Sonny and Hondo calves.

As always, please feel free to contact us to see what’s for sale as sometimes life on the ranch gets in the way of regular updates to our For Sale Page.


Thank you

Moosters have gone to new homes in 2018 to Montana, Colorado, Utah, Texas, South Dakota, Tennessee, Oklahoma, California and Wyoming. We thank our buyers for their faith in our breeding and know that they are loving their new Dexters as much as we have. As always, please feel free to contact us to see what’s for sale as sometimes life on the ranch gets in the way of regular updates to our For Sale Page.


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We love to talk about Dexters and welcome calls or no-obligation ranch visits to see them up close and personal.

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