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 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 to more than 100 depending on the time of the year. Our herd is now comprised of all three colors, and still fairly evenly split on our adults between (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 lack of 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 deliberately chosen 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 including Missouri Dexter Breeders, Oklahoma Dexter Breeders and Rocky Mountain Dexter Breeders (California, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and the Dakotas).
We love to talk about Dexters and welcome calls and no-obligation ranch visits to see them up close and personal.
Fall calving has begun! Most of the fall calves will be Hondo’s, but there are a few Sonny babies too. There are only a few spring 2017 heifers left for sale. Take a quick peek on the Sales Page and let us know if you are interested. These heifers are such a friendly bunch. As always, our most current news can be found on our Facebook page!
We thank our buyers this month (and every month, for that matter)! Moosters will be headed for Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Colorado, California and our home state of Wyoming in October. We’ve already sent a few out to Illinois and Utah. We are so excited for such great homes for our lovingly raised Moosters!
We had such a great time showing Dexters at the Wyoming State Fair and the Utah State Fair. We returned home with some ribbons and some rosettes, but even better, we met some great people and had a chance to catch up with old and new friends. You can’t beat the folks in the Rocky Mountain Dexter Breeders Association – it’s not a registry, but an association of breeders dedicated to education about our wonderful little breed. Check us out!
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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