Dexter News & Events

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

Andrew Sheppy

It is with great sadness that the Dexter Cattle Society have to 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. Funeral arrangements to follow.


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)

Photographic Competition

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.

Photographic Competition results AGM 2016 (PDF)

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 01.03.2017 (PDF opens in a new window)

Showing Rules & Etiquette 2017 (PDF opens in a new window)

Sales 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

Dexter Cattle Society News

The Beryl Rutherford Memorial Lecture

Dexter Genetics – The Past, Present and Future

The Society Council have arranged a Genetics Symposium to take place at The Lecture Theatre,  Bristol Veterinary College, University of Bristol, Langford House, Langford, Bristol BS40 5DU on Friday 22nd July 2016

The panel will consist of Dr Philip Sponenberg (Professor of Pathology & Genetics), Dr Tim Bray (Cardiff Project), Martin De Groot (VHL Holland) and Andrew Sheppy (Chairman of Conservation Breeding Advisory Group). The event will be chaired by Professor David Barrett (Bristol Veterinary College, Professor of Bovine Medicine, Production and Reproduction).

Booking Form Genetics Symposium 2016 PDF (PDF opens in a new window)

Symposium Programme 22 07 2016 (PDF opens in a new window)

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 the following events please contact the Breed Secretary:

26th April 2017Dexter Cattle Society Council meetingStoneleigh
14th October 2017Dexter Cattle Society AGMSomerset

Register Cattle

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