We started raising Barbado sheep in the early 2000's as a means to keep the pastures and edges of the ponds clean. They are very hearty with the extreme heat we have here in South Georgia and their thick hair will "roll" off and shed when the temps heat up. You can always find them grazing around the pond or next to the fence waiting on their next treat. They are tricky to pen up and medicate as they are not as friendly as goats; however they are much less likely to hang their head in the middle of the fence.
If you are interested, please send us an email for availability.
We have just over 15 acres of different varieties of pecans. Occasionally we will have 1 lb vacuum sealed bags of pecans already shelled for eating. The pecan production is up and down from year to year; so availability can be limited. We will list for sale pecans as they are available.
The Dexter originated in southern Ireland during the early 1800s and was developed through selection for smaller size and improved beef qualities. The breed name came from "Mr. Dexter," who promoted the cattle during the mid 1800s. They were imported to North American in 1910.
Dexters became popular with farmers as they can graze out within 20-24 months of age on limited acreage producing more meat per acreage. They leave a far less environmental footprint, are very docile, calf relatively easy, adaptive to hot or cold climate, and are much easier to handle than larger breed cattle.
Many times we see people calling the Irish Dexter a “mini” cow. While they are smaller than the average Angus or Hereford, they are not what we would call “mini”. They are an average 45 inches at the shoulder, are around 45 lbs at birth and between 200lbs and 300lbs around 6 to 8 months.
All of our Irish Dexters are registered and available on a limited basis. If you are interested, please send us an email for availability.