The Dexter Cow is a short-legged miniature breed. They are usually black, although can also be red or dun.
They are a dual-purpose breed, providing copious amounts of milk, and surprising amounts of meat for their size.
Dexter Cows were originally bred in Ireland by Mr. Dexter of Tipperary in 1750 from local mountain cattle. They are important as our only dwarf breed of cattle. Also they make excellent ‘house cows’, as they produce meat and milk more efficiently than larger breeds.
For more information on this breed visit The Dexter Cattle Society at http://www.dextercattle.co.uk/