Happy New Year 2022

Happy New Year from Wagra Dexters to everybody!! New Years Day 2022 has come and gone with the Wagra Herd grazing off and trampling down its hay paddocks, because those paddocks have been too wet to support harvesting machinery but ok with the

2021 Winter Update

We want to say a very big thank you and congratulations to the wonderful folk who bought several Wagra breeders, heifers and steers this year. It is always great to meet up with people who have as much fire and enthusiasm for

A Market for Dexter Beef

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR DEXTER CATTLE – ESTABLISHING A MARKET FOR BEEF Margaret Weir: Wagra Dexter Cattle – Bendoc, Victoria INTRODUCTION. I wrote this page to share my experience with selling Dexter beef direct to consumers. My qualification for giving this

Wagra in Drought

(Click for larger image) Far-East Gippsland is in the grip of the worst drought in the history of Wagra. In the drought of 2007, the grass was higher than Graham’s waist. Our spring system didn’t dry up at all over the 14

Breeding Wisdom.

Hello Folks, Lesa Kinnamon Reid has given me permission to reprint her post from an on-line site. Her type is in italic. Thank you Lesa. Very well said. This. THIS right here should not be ignored. And here’s why: There is no

Catching Up

Being on DCAI Council for the past four years and President for one of those years took up a fair bit of my time but I have to say I really enjoyed that experience, and thank you to those Members who voted

Wagra Dexters are DCAI registered!

There seems to have been a lot of talk and confusion about the introduction of another Dexter registry but it is all very simple really. You get what you pay for! I am doubtful that many livestock breeders would prefer an association

I don’t get it!

Since the mid-to-late 1980s I read and re-read all the very early material, bought all the Dexter books available, picked the brains of Dexter heavyweights of various and conflicting persuasions across the globe, scoured the herdbooks of various nationalities, I see Dexter

Boutique Beef

In order to become a Dexter breeder on any scale, especially for those new to the field and/or those looking for the ‘tree-change’, it is necessary to firstly realise and accept that there needs to be a market for the by-products (meat,