Dexter News & Events
Normal Dexter Cattle Society office hours will be 8.45am to 4.45pm Monday to Friday each week
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.
Midland Dexter Group Lecture – Friday 18th August 2017
Malcolm Eykyn, Secretary of the Midland Dexter Group has asked me to advertise this evening lecture
If you wish to attend this lecture please reply direct to email: email@example.com
(so that he can have an idea of numbers to plan seating, parking and toilet facilities).
I have now had confirmation that Prof. Lee will be coming to speak to us on Friday 18th August 2017.
Please see this link for further information on Prof Lee http://www.bris.ac.uk/vetscience/people/michael-r-lee/index.html
He is such a busy man travelling over the world it has taken me over twelve months to tie him down to a date so although the date is not ideal I am grateful that we have managed to “catch him”.
This was going to be a meeting for the Midlands Dexter Group but we thought it was significant enough to extend to the whole Dexter Society membership. In fact representatives from other breed cattle societies may also wish to come.
Date: Friday 18th August 2017
Venue: Ford Farm, Welsh Road, Cubbington, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV33 9AA by
kind permission of Mr. Fred Moreton.
Registration: 5.30 to 6.00pm
Lecture: 6.00 to 7.00pm.
Questions: 7.00 to 7.15 pm as time allows.
There will be parking for up to 200 cars and toilet facilities. As some attendees may be travelling some distance they like to make a day of it and visit local tourist attractions like Warwick Castle before the meeting. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants in the nearby town they can get refreshments after the meeting.
Professor Lee is one of the world’s leading scientists researching grass only fed ruminants and their place in the sustainable provision of a high quality protein food source to the ever expanding global population. In addition he has recently discovered that grass only fed ruminant meat is richer in omega3 oils than mackerel. I believe that Prof. Lee’s research may well spearhead a reversal in the media driven decline in consumption of red meat and help to re-ignite the market from its present undervalued state.
Dexter Cattle Show Dates 2017
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 2017 21.08.2017 (PDF opens in a new window)
Showing Rules & Etiquette 2017 (PDF opens in a new window)
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
ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE
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 www.ylc.co.uk
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 | www.gth.net
Sedgemoor Auction Centre North Petherton TA6 6DF
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.
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)
Take a look at the prize winners for the Photographic competition which finalised at the AGM.
the Society is very grateful to Mr Mark Bowles of the Linford Herd for his time in selecting his prize winners
and congratulations to our winners and all members that took part.
The Beryl Rutherford Memorial Lecture
Symposium Proceedings the Beryl Rutherford Memorial Lecture 2016
The Society felt the time was right to bring together expertise from around the world to explore recent research into the genetics of the Dexter breed. A symposium was held at the Veterinary School of Bristol University on 22nd July 2016 when papers were presented by Professor Philip Sponenberg, (Professor of Pathology and Genetics, Virginia, Maryland), Dr Tim Bray (Bristol Zoo), and Maarten De Groot (VHL Laboratory Holland) and Andrew Sheppy, (The Cobthorn Trust). Under the chairmanship of Professor David Barrett (Professor of Bovine Medicine, Production and Reproduction, Bristol University). 40 members, guests and friends attended. This report presents their papers and a summary of the discussions between speakers and attendees.
The Society felt that it was very appropriate to make this event the first in what it hopes will be a series in memorium to the eminent Dexter breeder Beryl Rutherford, who did much to draw attention to the need to consider the genetics of the breed when taking breeding decisions, in particular the link between certain defects and their being inheritable.
Please see the booking form below to purchase your copy of these proceedings
‘Dexter Genetics – The Past, Present and Future’
Booking Form for Symposium Proceedings (PDF opens in a new window)
Interim Lecture Report
Beryl Rutherford Memorial Lecture 2016 Report – TS (PDF opens in a new window)
Marsh Christian Awards
Rare Breed Trust Press Release
Marsh Christian Awards 2016 (PDF opens in a new window)
Dexter Cattle Society Events
For more information on any events please contact the Breed Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
|26th April 2017||Dexter Cattle Society Council meeting||Stoneleigh|
17th August 2017
|Dexter Cattle Society Council meeting||Stoneleigh|
14th October 2017
|Dexter Cattle Society AGM||Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet,
Somerset BA4 6QN