Dexter News & Events

Normal Dexter Cattle Society office hours will be 8.45am to 4.45pm Monday to Friday each week

Geoff Harrison 

It is with a sad heart that I report the passing of Geoff Harrison, after a short illness he passed away on 19th March. Geoff was a staunch supporter of Dexter’s and for many years he has helped and looked after Sheila Sykes Hillgrove herd. Showing her cattle at many of the big shows around the country and a great supporter of all our small local shows in Yorkshire and the surrounding counties.

Geoff was always very active in the North of England Dexter group and had been a past Chairman, and was currently Vice Chairman of the group. He will be sorely missed in the Dexter world. His funeral is on the 12th April at Huddersfield Crematorium at 2.45pm.

Ann Gates


John Lee

It is with great sadness that Council have to inform you that John Lee has recently passed away.

John has been a member, Judge and Tutor Judge for the Dexter Cattle Society for many years, a true gentleman who will be sadly missed by all and a tremendous loss to the Society.

Our sincere condolences to John’s wife, Vivian and to the family. 

Dexter Cattle Show Dates 2018

Please see the PDF document below for a list of summer show dates with Dexter Cattle Society judges along with the current showing rules and etiquette booklet.

If you require a hard copy of either please contact the Society office tel: 02476 692300

Show Dates 2018 07.03.2018 (003)

Showing Rules & Etiquette 2017

2017 News

Dexter Cattle Society AGM 14th October 2017 at Shepton Mallet, Somerset

The Society raffle was drawn at this event on Saturday and congratulations are offered to the winners:

1st prize of £500.00  – Mr & Mrs Hilton, (Hillhead Herd) Co Londonderry, Northern Ireland

2nd prize of £250.00 – Mrs H Atterbury (Cricklodge herd) Northampton, England

3rd prize of £100.00 – Mrs N Engmann (Ballyross herd) Co Wicklow, Republic of Ireland

and a sincere thank you to everyone who sold or  purchased raffle tickets

Mr Geoff Neads

The family of the late Geoffrey Morgan Neads (Geoff) of the noted Clivedon Herd

and previous prefix  Margeoff  Herd wish to inform Geoff’s fellow members and friends that he passed peacefully away on Wednesday 9th August 2017 at Southmead Hospital Bristol. We will as soon as we can we will let members know of his funeral arrangements, to which all will be most welcome. Geoff’s funeral will take place on Thursday 14th September at 12 o’ clock at Weston super Mare

Crematorium  Ebdon Road,  Worle,  BS22  9NY  (junction 21  M5).

Adrian & Pauline Neads


Mrs Pat Short


Mrs Pat Short of the well-known Elmwood Pedigree Dexter Herd and current President of the Dexter Cattle Society passed away peacefully on Wednesday night after a long illness.

She will be sadly missed and the Society and members wish to convey sincere condolences to Andy, Wendy, Helen and their families.

The funeral will take place at at 12.15pm on Friday 1st September at The Crematorium, 104 Norse Road, Bedford  MK41 0RL

Mum didn’t want flowers but our family would welcome any donations to Willen hospice, Milton Keynes who were so kind to my Mum in the last 8 days of her life.

 Sales 2018

Rugby Farmers Mart Ltd

Saturday 12th May 2018

Sales 2017

Rugby Farmers Mart Ltd

Saturday 16th September 2017

Third Seasonal Smallholders Sale

to include sale of the Burnthurst Herd


Borderway Mart Carlisle

Saturday 16th September 2017


To include important reduction sales for the Mossgrove and Windyknowe herds

See H&H advert for further details and catalogues

Tel. H&H 01228 406230

Catalogue for the sale Carlisle Sale 2017



Sale at York Auction Centre, Murton York YO19 5GF

Contact market for further details tel: 01904 489731 or visit

Saturday 29th April 2017 and Saturday 7th October 2017



Sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on 21st September 2017

Contact market for further details: Greenslade Taylor Hunt

T: +44 (0)1278 410278 | F:  +44 (0)1278 410282 |
Sedgemoor Auction Centre North Petherton TA6 6DF


Andrew Sheppy

It is with great sadness that the Dexter Cattle Society  announce the passing of Andrew Sheppy.

He died on Tuesday 9th May following an accident at his farm in Congresbury.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Andrew Sheppy – An Obituary 01.04.1949 – 09.05.2017

Dexter Cattle Society Awards

Here is the report of the Awards made at the Annual General Meeting of The Dexter Cattle Society

on Saturday 7th January 2017 and presented by retiring President Mrs Philippa Laing, Templeton Herd

Dexter Cattle Society Awards 2016 (PDF with photographs of the Awards)

AWARDS 2016 awards in detail (PDF with details of the Awards in word format)

Dexter Cattle Society Events

For more information on any events please contact the Breed Secretary:

14th December 2017Dexter Cattle Society Council meetingManchester
17th January 2018Dexter Cattle Society Council meetingStoneleigh
18th April 2018Dexter Cattle Society Council meetingStoneleigh
18th July 2018Dexter Cattle Society Council meetingStoneleigh
5th September 2018Dexter Cattle Society Council meetingStoneleigh
Saturday 13th October 2018Dexter Cattle Society Annual General MeetingTBC
7th November 2018Dexter Cattle Society Council meetingStoneleigh

Register Cattle

Please remember to register or birth notify by contacting the breed secretary