about the ranch
The Ranch is located three miles south of Douglas, WY. We have a small herd of Registered Red Polled Dexter Cattle.
Don and I started off with horned and polled cattle- black, red and dun. Although we enjoyed our first cattle, we decided to change our breeding and have went to the Red polled Dexter. Dexter’s come in three colors: red, black and dun. They are all fun, it was just a personal preference for us. One of the main reasons we went with Dexter’s is that they have a low rate of calving difficulties and their meat is outstanding. Also, since we have a smaller acreage with some irrigate land, it has worked great for our herd.
Our herd sire, CJ’s Archie won the National ADCA Grand Champion Dexter Bull for 2018. We felt very honored to win this award. Archie was very gentle and easy to handle. Archie’s calves all have had great dispositions and are easy to handle as well. We have had great success with our breeding and all of Archie’s calves have won or placed in their classes when shown.
We would like to say “Thank you” to all of our customers who have purchased our cattle or semen.
We now have two bulls we raised Little Hoof Bo-Archie’s grandson and Little Hoof Archie’s Champ-Archie’s son to add to the herd sires. They both have great dispositions and are very easy to handle. We showed Bo at the Central States Fair in 2020 and he won Grand Champion bull. We got our first calf crops from Bo and Champ this year. We are very happy with the 2021 calves.
Since we show, we start halter breaking the calves when they are a couple of weeks old. We really enjoy working with our cattle as well as showing. We started showing several years ago and have enjoyed all the shows: Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota and Kansas. A lot of hard work goes in the preparations for show cattle, but the results are well worth it. We seem to learn something new at every show and meet a lot of new and old friends. It has been a lot of fun and we plan to continue to show when we can. We sure hope to see everyone in 2021.
In 2020 the ADCA had a virtual National show and we won National Grand Champion Female with Moosters Peaches n’ Cream and Grand Champion Cow/Calf with Moosters Peaches n’ Cream and Little Hoof Phoebe. We feel very blessed. Phoebe also won Reserve Champion in the Adult Junior heifer calf class. We sure missed attending an actual show and seeing everyone last year. We want to “Thank” the ADCA for putting on the Virtual Show-it was a lot of hard work and we greatly appreciate all they did. Best of Luck to all for the 2021 Show Season.
We strive to raise the highest quality of beef we possibly can. To all of our new and returning customers who have purchased Beef “Thank You”. Everyone has been very satisfied with the marbling and taste of our Dexter meat. Our Customers Satisfaction is very important to us.
Whether you are just browsing our web page, looking to buy or have questions about the Dexter Breed give us a call at 307 359 0030 or email us at email@example.com and we would be glad to visit and help in any way we can. We would like to say “Thank you” to all the people who have purchased our Dexter cattle and hope you have enjoyed them as much as we did and it looks like we will have plenty to offer in 2021.
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Don and Becky Swisher
Little Hoof Ranch
PO Box 953, 275 Esterbrook Road
Douglas, Wyoming 82633