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Flavor of Dexter milk
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I am new at this and am curious if anyone can give some insight to this question what is the flavor of Dexter milk similar to? I have heard that the fat globules are smaller therefore easier to…Continue

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Gwendolyn Listerman replied to Gwendolyn Listerman's discussion Flavor of Dexter milk
"We picked up our Red Wattle hogs Dec 9th and they have grown alot since then, we have decided not to allow free range as our current shared fencing will not allow, a barrow and gilt from the same litter and they will be "ready" by April or…"
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Bob & Kate Orians replied to Gwendolyn Listerman's discussion Flavor of Dexter milk
"Tamara , Wow ! I am surprised after a short bit of research. And a true American breed like the Buckeye chicken . They do sound quite like the nearly perfect homestead pig , which is our purpose . We will definately be looking at them . Are you here…"
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"Thanks for your input Tamara.  I got into the Dexter business due to my urge to get back to basics.  I also milk goats but just started that under 2 years ago.  I have made numerous cheeses and excellent yoghurt.  I am looking…"
Nov 28, 2012
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"I think you are absolutely right in the face of the huge corporate agribusiness we have become disconnected with our food for the sake of convenience. My Great-grandmother was very connected but 2 generations after her lived the city life I only…"
Nov 27, 2012
Gwendolyn Listerman replied to Gwendolyn Listerman's discussion Flavor of Dexter milk
"Thank you so much I was hoping that the Dexter would be the one I am looking for, The search is on for a nice cow and calf pair. I am currently negotiating for a couple Red Wattle hogs as that is the next critter we shall try at my husbands request…"
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"Hi Gwendolyn,  I also work full time and am on my way to self sustainability.  I have a dexter steer 7 months old and my heifer calf 3 months old now.  I also raise boer cross goats for meat and alpine goats for milk, and a samll…"
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"Hi Debra, I am very interested in becoming self sustainable and the dexter seems to be a great addition to the family, My husband said lets try a hog first and see how that goes so I will soon be bringing home a Red Wattle hog( a barrow) and he is…"
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Flavor of Dexter milk

I am new at this and am curious if anyone can give some insight to this question what is the flavor of Dexter milk similar to? I have heard that the fat globules are smaller therefore easier to digest and you can make cheese and butter from their milk as well I have talkd to a breeder near me and she does not milk her heifers so had no info to give I would appreciate any information,Thank youSee More
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At 8:05pm on November 28, 2012, Debra Jeanne Beck said…

Thanks for your input Tamara.  I got into the Dexter business due to my urge to get back to basics.  I also milk goats but just started that under 2 years ago.  I have made numerous cheeses and excellent yoghurt.  I am looking forward to breeding my heifer calf in about another year or so.  What is the fat content compared to larger cow breeds and does the cream separate on its own?  You are close enough to me for breeding.  Do you have a bull and are you open to breeding?  I am working hard with her to make her a tame nice calm cow someday  Her mother was something else.  hence I traded her before her calf became any more distrustful and wild.  She still runs from me but it is obvious she loves my scratching and attention when I get her in a corner.  Do you have any advice on helping her over the hump of un-trust?  I am very calm and talk quietly to her all the time and very patient.  I want to be able to get to the point where I can let her out in the pasture and she will still want to come to me and want to have my attention.

Thanks, Deb

At 6:12pm on November 27, 2012, Debra Jeanne Beck said…
Hi Gwendolyn,  I also work full time and am on my way to self sustainability.  I have a dexter steer 7 months old and my heifer calf 3 months old now.  I also raise boer cross goats for meat and alpine goats for milk, and a samll herd of southdown and southdown cross sheep also a heritage or heirloom breed.  I have a large garden and put up as much produce as I can.  It is truly a labor of love.  I work so I can have my peace at home.  No fowl yet but maybe in the future.  I am in the process of learning how to make raw hide and then I will tackle cured hides.  We slaughter our own meat so I have the hides for what ever I want to do with them.  I have a big yearning to return to the ways of our forefathers.  We have ten acres and it is enough but much of it is very hilly and hard to access.  The animals have no problem with their four footed advantage.  I think this(self sustaining) is becoming quite a movement in our country.  I just like knowing what goes into my food and that it is as healthy as I can make it.  Thanks for your comments.  I originate from Iowa but married a California man.  We're in Northern CA town of Placerville.  Deb
 
 
 

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