Welcome to Moosters Meadows

Moosters Meadows, owned by Chris and Vicki Jones, is located in the southeastern part of Wyoming, where we have a carefully selected herd of red and black 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 herd.! Our herd is fairly evenly split between black and red and (de)horned and polled. 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. Color and horns are the nice to haves, but good conformation and great temperament are must haves in our herd.

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. Our herd is tested for A2 Beta-Casein and we only use A2/A2 bulls for breeding. 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 several regional breeder groups.

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

News

2017 calving begins March 1st! Hard to believe spring calving is almost upon us again.


Autumn Woods Amber Glow

Welcome to Autumn Woods Amber Glow and her heifer calf, Autumn Woods Kismet. They’ve made the long ride from Missouri just in time for snow!


American Dexter Cattle Association

Don’t forget the American Dexter Cattle Association Annual Show, Sale and Meeting coming up in June of 2017. Hope to see you there!


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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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