Part of our five year plan is to get a versatile family milk cow. Since we only have 11 acres, we were thinking one of the "mini" breeds of cattle. At first I thought that I wanted a Mini Jersey, because milk quality is my first priority in breeds. They are just SO expensive, and SO hard to find! I've been researching the Dexter breed since last year. It seems like they are more versatile. The meat quality is good, and they can be trained as an oxen team (we think one day we might try and used animal-pulled equipment). I know there are some things to look out for with Dexters, temperment wise, and also it may be hard to find one of good milking lines because they are most often raised for meat. My big question is this: I know their milk is kind of naturally homogenized. I was wondering if any of the folks on here use Dexters as a family milk cow and make dairy products from their milk. It is very important to me to be able to make great cheese, butter, yogurt, etc..I was wondering how the homogenized qualities of Dexter milk affect cheese making.... I've read mixed things on websites about this subject, and was hoping to hear from someone who has first hand experience with Dexters as dairy cattle.