The Alvecote herd of pedigree Dexter cattle was named after the tiny Warwickshire village where it was founded
in the year 2000 with the purchase of two heifers and is now, well established here in Ceredigion, Mid Wales.
Since numbers are strictly limited here, I am able to treat my cows as individuals which makes day to management very easy. My Dexters have a great life with me but they also have a purpose; some produce milk for the home dairy, others not required for breeding provide delicious Dexter beef both for my table and for sale.
It always gives me great satisfaction when an animal I have bred goes on to do well for their new owners, so were very pleased to learn that the first of my bulls to be examined under the Dexter Cattle Society's new linear scoring scheme was classified as 'excellent'.
In the early days, my cattle attended a number of shows with some success but as I became increasingly concerned of possible disease transmission I took the decision to close the herd and join a cattle health scheme. I still remain passionately committed however, to producing stock of the highest quality and are always willing to help and advise those who are new to the breed.
If you are considering keeping Dexter cattle and would like to know more about the breed
I will be very happy to answer any questions you might have.
If you are visiting in person please telephone me beforehand to arrange a
mutually convenient time. Due to health scheme
membership I am obliged to follow strict bio-security procedures so if you have recently been in contact
with other livestock a change of clothing and footware would be greatly appreciated.
Additional precautions i.e foot dip/vehicle disinfection mats are in place for use prior to entering the premises. I thank you in advance for your cooperation.
I am situated just outside the village of Penuwch, approximately six miles from
Tregaron and ten miles inland from the coastal village of Aberaeron.
Please ask for directions.
Overnight accommodation can be arranged for long distance/overseas visitors on request.
Phone 01974 821522
Mobile 07980 642734
Email alvecoteherd at btinternet dot com