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Dexter Cow

Bos taurus

Range

  • Ireland

Habitat

  • Domestic farms

Diet

  • Hay
  • Grain

These small cows, weighing less than 1,000 pounds, are originally from southern Ireland.

Recently they have been brought back to awareness because they can be bred for meat and milk. Beyond that, they are a hardy breed that can survive the elements with little shelter. These cows are also easy to care for as they require less food than other cattle.

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