Heritage Cattle the
Feature at Mountain River
The inaugural Mountain River Dexter stud open day took place on Sunday 25th May. Winter sunshine added to the atmosphere as around seventy people visited to view and discuss Dexters. Many were new hobby farmers wanting to start their herd. Others sought pets or lawnmowers.
Graham Hand took time out of the NRM south farm management training course he had come interstate to lecture on to discuss pasture management techniques and was accompanied by Tim Ackroyd of NRM South who came to support despite this not being his working day!
We were fortunate to have three calves to display (Henry, Hector and Hope) – two of them 100% pedigree Dexters born just 3 days before the Open Day.
Julie and Ron of Tazhunt stud made the journey down from north-west Tasmania to help novices like ourselves to promote the Dexter breed. Chris and Frances from Campania Springs stud and Sue Crawford of Deyrah also assisted us, and we were delighted to have representation from D-Flawless and Gehrich Studs as well.
We served lamb rolls with Turkish bread produced from our farm Dorper lamb as well as Dexter sausages supplied by Tazhunt cooked Argentinian style on a chiminea BBQ. This was accompanied by a drop or two of our very own Dexter Promotion Group red.
We have had many enquiries about owning Dexters and purchasing gourmet Dexter meat over the last week.
Editorial & Photos by: Pam Sharpe