FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This is a quick reference list some of the most commonly asked questions. Alternatively please send us your question and we will endeavour to provide you with the appropriate information and add it to our list of FAQs. If you need to know it chances are others will too.
HOW MANY DEXTERS CAN I RUN ON MY PROPERTY?
The number of Dexter Cattle you can hold on your property depends on the type of land, water, shade and facilities. State and Local By-Laws may affect the number of animals you are allowed to keep.
I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT DEXTER HOUSE COWS
House Cows: Management, breeding, making use of the milk and other topics can be found on the frequently asked questions about Dexter house cows. Other related topics include structure, checks and balances, owning and managing Dexter bulls & AI Sires. Click the link to find out more.
DO I NEED TO OWN A BULL?
It is irrefutable that owning a bull is one of the most efficient ways to get your cows in calf as he is the expert on this. Unfortunately this may not suit everyone. Other options include leasing a bull or artificial insemination. Each have their own benefits and considerations. Speaking to an experienced breeder may help you decide what suits your situation. Please click on the link below.
WHO CAN REGISTER DEXTER CATTLE
Only a Full or Junior Financial Member of DCAI can Register Dexter Cattle. Only the owner of the animal's mother (dam) can register it.
HOW TO REGISTER DEXTER CATTLE
To Register an animal into the DCAI Dexter Cattle Herdbook you simply use the below link. This will link directly to the LBC on-line registration facility. Follow the prompts to fill in the registration form and click to submit. Remember the Registrar will need to have a copy of the DNA parent verification test results and the results of any other tests the animal has had that you want shown on the pedigree.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED TO MANAGE DEXTER CATTLE
Setting up your property for Dexters should follow the same principles as for any cattle. There are basic requirements for managing cattle and then there are a few additional things that will help make sure your farming experiences are positive and enjoyable. Click the link to find out more.
HOW DO I GET A DNA PARENT VERIFICATION TEST FOR MY DEXTER?
All Dexter cattle registered in the Australian Dexter Cattle Herdbook are DNA parent varified against both the sire and dam. Having your animal tested is simple and cost effective. You simply apply to the DCAI Registrar to have test kits sent to you. Once you have your test kit collect the hair or tissue sample, attach it to the kit and post it with the DNA test application form to NAA at the address provided on the form. Click the link to find out more.