A copy came in the mail. I guess a sample mailing. I sat down to lunch yesterday and picked it up and when I turned to the index page, there were pictures down the side with the page number and a synopsis of the articles to the right.
The second picture was to the left of the index item for Page 20: " THE MOST VALUABLE INVESTMENT IN THE BEEF HERD - THE BULL. There is only one true investment on the farm that can live up to that promis, the bull in the pasture. As I flipped to page 20, the article began with the same picture on the index page. Remember, this is an article about BEEF herds.
That was not the only locations of horns. There were also two ads for subscription to the magazine with this photo. Heck, that's more pictures than the quarterly magazine of a heritage horned beef breed displays on average!
I like watching the Western Channel to see the old movies with the horned cattle.
I like to laugh when they show cattle without their horns. The director is showing his ignorance when that happens.
I remember when Gene Hale opened his ranch in Arkansas to sell polled Herefords. They had even started a registry for polled Herefords. My uncle had a herd of horned Herefords at the time. He bought an Angus bull to run with them and got a lot of polled calves to sell. Do-it-yourself polled Herefords. Much the same way that polled dexters were created.
The new PDCA web site shows 4 out of 5 cattle with horns. The 5th appears to be dehorned, as it's poll is normally shaped instead of the cone head that polled cattle show. The new PDCA Dexter Cattle Journal shows a cow with beautiful horns licking a calf.
I think we are attracting people from other breeds in order to get cattle with horns. The last two visitors I had here were adamant about wanting some of the beautiful Dexter horns. They wanted to see the parents of each calf in order to assess the horns they were likely to grow.
I think this is great. I've always been a huge fan of Dexter horns, in all their variety.
I LUV that video! Makes me want to get an inner tube and go play with Christmas. I keep a few Dexters at my son's place. More to give my grandson the experience of being a "farmer" than anything else, and he has always been hesitant of the bulls. Probably because I tend to be a "scold" with dire warnings of caution! Recently when Christmas returned I parked him there, and it has been a treat to watch Christmas win over my grandson, who now thinks he is totally responsible for Christmas being such a sweetie because he rubs his back!