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, we are able to treat our cows as individuals which makes day to management very easy. Our Dexters have a great life with us but they also have a purpose; some produce milk for the home dairy, others not required for breeding provide delicious Dexter beef both for our table and for sale.
It always gives us great satisfaction when an animal we have bred goes on to do well for their new owners, so were very pleased to learn that the first of our bulls to be examined under the Dexter Cattle Society's new linear scoring scheme was classified as 'excellent'.
In the past, our cattle have also attended a number of shows with some success but when we took the decision to work towards health accreditation for our herd, this was no longer practical. We 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 then please get in touch,
we will be very happy to answer any questions you might have. If you are visiting us in person please telephone us first to arrange a mutually convenient time. Please be aware that due to our 'Elite' health status bio-security is extremely strict here
and we request that visitors who already have livestock ensure that their clothing / footware / farm vehicle
are clean before they set out.
Additional precautions i.e foot dip/vehicle disinfection mats are in place for use prior to entering the premises. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
We are situated directly on the B4577 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 if you are coming to visit us for the first time especially when using a SatNav since all properties in the village have the same post code and you will be directed to the first property you come to which will not be ours.
Overnight accommodation can be arranged for long distance/overseas visitors on request.
Phone 01974 821522
Mobile 07980 642734