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


Showing in the winter is not for sissies, but we are so glad that we are hardy souls and made the trip to the National Western Stock Show in Denver in January. All of our Moosters did well there. It was so exciting to win the Grand Champion Dexter Female banner and to bring home rosettes for Reserve Champion Senior Heifer, Champion Cow and Champion Bull Calf. Janell and Mick were also Champion Cow/Calf.

Spring calving is around the corner. We will be seeing our first calves from Tinney’s Apollo. So exciting! Rover will continue to provide his amazing color and genetics to slightly over half the calves arriving this spring.

Fall calving 2019 was great fun and we are excited to have added a heifer from Yanni and the award winning CJs Archie. We’ll be keeping her! We are also excited to have our first Polgaron son (who will eventually join as a herd sire here at Moosters), along with a son out of Tama Titanium. A bit of selective AI makes our calving more exciting and fun!

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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