Swn Y Gwynt Dexters
We were moving cows to a new paddock today and got a big (well small) surprise - one of our heifers had calved, we didn't think she was due until about March (from when she officially socialised with a bull). I saw her last Sunday (6 days ago) and did not realise how close she must have been. She was not bagged at all. Comparing the calf to the other 7 who have been born in the last 2 weeks, I would guess that she is about 4 days old. That would make it about 6 days early from when a young bull we had jumped the fence to visit the girls. (He went to the freezer not long after). It brings the total to 6 boys and 2 girls over 12 days. That should be it until March, but I will be checking on a few other cows who may also have been visited. Both Heather and her daughter let us give them a scratch and Mum let David draw milk while she was in the paddock. This is the sort of surprise that I don't mind.
Swn Y Gwynt Dexters
Ron and I (Tazhunt Stud) had a great day at Clarendon House on Sunday 26th October, promoting Dexters. We travelled to Nile with 2 cows and 2 calves on board, and arrived in plenty of time to set up before the Festival started at 10am. There was a lot of interest and we had a steady flow of people for the 5 hours we were there. It wasn't our Katie that bellowed all day it was Faberge, who decided it was the day to come in season. Our two calves were 6 weeks old - Karma - (bull) and 18 days old - Kaydale - (heifer).
Olga (Kywong Stud) arrived about 9am to help with the set up and stayed all day to talk to people. Ali and Otto (Baunatal Stud) arrived around 1.30pm after being lost for a while.
All in all we had a good day of promoting the dexters. I will post photos when I receive them.
Tazhunt Dexter Stud
We feel very humbled to receive this wonderful acknowledgement of our commitment to the Dexter breed and building a co-operative food network here in the NW of Tasmania by the Tasmanian Food Guide.
Please feel free to share this link with anyone you think may be interested.
Mark & Margaret Rawlings
Rawlings & Kirup Park Dexter Studs
We had a productive meeting at Clarendon House last Sunday with 8 studs in attendance and a new committee was duly elected.
Don't hesitate to contact any of our office bearers to discuss the Promotion Group and Dexters here is Tasmania.
Click here to get there details
A big welcome to Alison Strack & Otto Czernik who have just moved with their Baunatal Dexter Stud to Wilmot. I am sure they would enjoy catching up with any of our members who are out that way. You can contact Alison & Otto on 6492 1398.
Following a successful showing at Agfest you might like to visit one of our open studs in May.
Saturday 24 May - Petresa Dexter Stud
287 Turkey Farm Road, Glengarry
The day will include animal husbandry topics, and a chance to view Dexters in their home environment.
Contact Peter or Teresa 636 1136
Sunday 25 May - Mountain River Dexter Stud
15 Hope Valley Lane, Mountain River
This day is being held in conjunction with the National Trust Heritage Festival. Enjoy the picturesque setting and interact with some lovely Dexters on the day.
Contact Pam or Derek 6266 4747
I am pleased to advise that today Rawlings and Kirup Park Dexters have had three of there animals classify EX90 - Rawlings Blueprint, Rawlings Delta Blue and KP Angelica.
To my knowledge that is the only herds in Tassie with more than one EX animal.
Three studs were represented at the 2014 Wynyard Show,
Wyndex, Taxhunt & Preston Park. We had a lovely day and the weather was kind; a few showers but not a lot of rain and the sun came out for the Dexters. It's always nice to get together with other breeders and have a chat about all things Dexter and show time is good time for that.
Preston Park Dexters
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