The Ardencote heard of pedigree Dexter cattle was founded in the early eighties; initially they joined the Ardencote pedigree sheep and pigs although as cattle numbers increased the sheep were sold, the last sow died in her sleep in 2007.

We only keep a small herd, running alongside the hunters and polo ponies. We have resisted the temptation to get into showing them although we did win a second in the small herd competition some years ago! The one and only time that we entered, thought it best to stop while we were ahead.

Cows and young stock are occasionally for sale, an example of two young heifers below.