Irish native Dexter cows are best raised as a family cow instead of part of a large herd, and breeders should also be aware of “dwarf factor” genetics.
When this Dexter heifer has a calf, she'll probably produce 1 to 2 gallons of milk a day.
Photo: American Dexter Cattle Association
Dexter cattle, even bulls such as this one, are easy to handle and cheap to feed. Two Dexters can be bred at different times to produce a year-round supply of milk for about as much money and care as one large-sized cow.