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 and the Purebred Dexter Cattle Association. We also belong to Rocky Mountain Dexter Breeders Association (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


Summer has arrived in Wyoming with a vengeance.  We’ve gone pretty much from winter to summer without much in between.  Our spring calving season is complete and most of our heifers have sold quickly.  We will have a few more to post on the For Sale page soon along with a few bred cows and a cow/calf pair or two.  

The very exciting news is that we have several nice bull prospects this year.  Some years, the number is super small because we believe that most of these guys ought to fulfill their destiny as a steer.  We’ll continue to evaluate through the summer before selecting those that will remain (likely over the winter) as future herd prospects.  

We’ll be showing in Utah this year in early September.  The Central States Fair for Dexters won’t happen this year in August.  Watch for us next year instead.  Our plans also include a trip to the Missouri Dexter Breeders Show to visit with old and make new friends.  Dexter friends are the best; they become family!

Our amazing Rover has moved to a new Wyoming home where he’ll be making beautiful calves for a new herd.  This summer we are continuing down the Apollo path – love the calves that he is putting on the ground.  We are also using Rover’s half brother, Jalapeno, this year.  We’ve liked what we see with his last year’s heifers and his steers have been outstanding.  He isn’t quite as big as Rover, but has his same genetic attributes along with that dark red coloring that we’ve grown to love.  We’ll get his picture up on the bull page one of these days soon!

Like many of you, we miss showing! Aside from the National Western in January of 2020 and Central States Fair in August of 2020 in Rapid City, SD, every other show we had planned was canceled. We are looking forward to strutting some Moosters in the show ring in 2021 and to seeing all of our Dexter friends.

Please visit our Sales Page to see what we have to offer. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have something specific in mind and don’t see it on the Sales Page. We may have it and haven’t gotten the documentation done to add “it” to the page! Sometimes life can get in the way of regular updates to the Sales Page.


Thank you

We thank each and every one of you who have purchased our Moosters over the years. Your continued faith in our breeding is appreciated more than you know. Our new Dexter friendships are so important to us and we value every moment with our “old” Dexter friends as well.


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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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