Woodmagic Petrel

… the first EX (excellent) classified Dexter Cow in the UK

In November 2012, Woodmagic Petrel, bred by Beryl Rutherford and now owned by Stephanie Powell, was inspected by the Holstein Cattle Society in their Linear Assessment program and she became the first EX (excellent) classified Dexter Cow in the UK. 

Petrel in 2009, age 11

"Beryl always thought a great deal of Petrel, telling me I couldn't have her until after her days but I could buy her from her estate, which of course I did. She is a fabulous cow, still herd leader and very fit and healthy at fourteen and a half years old with thirteen calves under her belt. I am so proud that she is the first UK cow to be Excellent - but really all I have done is fed her for the last couple of years, it is Beryl's triumph, Beryl who bred her and the generations before that which led to such a wonderful cow, I just wish she was still around to see it. 

So thank you Sweetie! X"

Stephanie Powell


© Copyright: Beryl Rutherford 2009