MOTHER's staff discovers a little-known but productive small-farm cow: Dexter cattle. These cows are a perfect project for children, produce quality milk and are a hardy breed that will thrive on a smaller homestead.
Dexter cattle often have beautiful, curved horns.
Calvin and Hobb, with owner Marvin Johnson, show their practicality as draft animals.
The Foley family, of Howe, Indiana, prefer small farm cows: Dexter cattle. They find their Dexter heifer just the right size.
PHOTO: ANNA POOLE
Lucy Werner of Lake County, Illinois, shows off her prize-winning Dexter cow, Princess Pride.