In livestock, “Lines” are created when breeders utilize linebreeding to create a line/herd of animals that are interrelated and have special features that are consistently better than the typical animals found in a breed. A “line” is a breed within a breed. This only works if the breeder has a very specific documented list of features that they are selecting towards, generation after generation.
The Cascade Line of Dexters started with the best available Dexter genetics and has spent 15 years blending and refining those genetics to create one of the few true unique lines in the Dexter breed.
The Cascade Line of Dexters is famous for these features:
Super friendly bulls and cows
Naturally hornless (polled)
Free of all known genetic diseases including chondrodysplasia and PHA
Nice udders and teats
A2 milk genetics
Excellent Beef Tenderness Genetics
Excellent Beef marbling genetics
Natural parasite resistance.
Natural disease resistance
Red or Black as the original Irish Dexter breed standard required.
The Cascade Line was developed by starting in 2004 with excellent stock from some of the best herds in America... Llanfair, Hillview, Thomas, Belle Fourche, SGF, and others. We blended those genetics together, extracting the best of the best to develop our own line. Over many generations, we selected toward super friendly and naturally compact polled Dexters that meet the standards of our line.
The Cascade Dexter Herd typically consists of 50-70 Dexters. We have been a closed herd since 2005 which allows us to stay focused on the excellent traits we have developed, and keeps out genetic problems and disease.