Douglas, Nebraska, USA

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August 31, 2019

It was a small cattle show by  modern Dexter standards at the 13th annual Nebraska State Fair Dexter Show in Grand Island but the quality was as always top-shelf.  Most significantly this year marked the end of a Dexter cattle showing era. Timberview Dexters and Rick a...

April 14, 2019

A chapter from Claude Hinman's Dual Purpose Cattle, 1953 and how a book helped weaved a thread across generations in the art of cattle breeding

November 26, 2018

From the very start of our herd and over the many years since one of the traits we have insisted upon and continued to demand in our cattle is depth of body and overall body capacity.   For even though we raise small framed cattle we still want them to have tremendous...

October 16, 2018

As we continue to refine and examine our breeding, identifying characteristics and traits to emphasize, improve upon, and emphasize in the selection, culling, and breeding of our herd we find there are some traits that consistently accompany other positives traits. In...

July 3, 2018

Yes, SMD raw milk is available by appointment, seasonally, for those of you who know and love deliciously healthy Irish Dexter milk.   

However, in Nebraska you must purchase at the farm.


We are fortunate in our state as many others do not allow the pu...

June 5, 2018

“Let me have your attention for a moment. Let’s talk about something important. Let’s talk about breeding cattle.

You're a cattle breeder. You know it’s a tough racket.

You’re complaining about what? How somebody doesn’t want that line you’ve been breeding. Some heifer h...

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