Promoting the Dexter breed of cattle2020-06-30T11:40:13+01:00

THE DEXTER CATTLE SOCIETY

The Dexter breed originated in Ireland. The smallest native breed of cattle in the British Isles, they are hardy, dual-purpose cattle, producing excellent beef and milk, an ideal suckler cow for conservation grazing. We support Dexter cattle owners and breeders, offering advice and a range of services.

JOIN TODAY

To become a member of the Dexter Cattle Society visit our membership page and download a membership form.

BECOME A MEMBER

REGISTER YOUR CALVES

Access the online herd book below to register and notify calves and manage your herd.

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DEXTER BEEF

Delicious Pedigree Dexter Beef is a outstanding quality product and tastes as beef used to taste.

Dexter beef producers map

FORMS & FEES

Birth registration form, membership form etc plus information on Society fees.

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LATEST NEWS

Find our latest news on the News & Events page.
Please also see the news flash at the bottom of this page

News & Events

SHOWS & SALES

PRIVATE SALES/HIRE/SEMEN

Keep up to date with details of upcoming shows and sales around the United Kingdom.

Show & Sales

SOCIETY REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

Details of how to register your animals including information on DNA Profiling and Chondrodysplasia Testing.

DNA information

LINEAR ASSESSMENT

Information on Liner Assessment for your herd. Linear Classification is a voluntary scheme that is only available to Society members.

linear assessment

AI

How to order, further information along with a list of fees on AI bulls available through the Dexter Cattle Society.

society ai bulls

NEWS FLASH

25th June 2020

In Memoriam

It is with great sadness we have to announce the passing of Philippa Laing, peacefully on Sunday 21st June after a short illness.Philippa was President four times, a long standing Judge and member of Council, she dedicated her life to the Dexter breed and her beloved Templeton Herd.Philippa bred Dexters for over fifty years and the Templeton Herd was one of the oldest Dexter herds in the UK.She was a true friend and inspiration to many in the Dexter world and encouraged and supported both those new to the breed and anyone who wanted her sensible and invaluable advice.She also had an irrepressible sense of fun and everyone just loved her company.She will be very sadly missed by her family, friends and the Dexter Breed, a true Dexter Lady. Philippa’s funeral is at the Natural Burial Ground at Templeton, on July 2nd at 11am.Due to lockdown restrictions only family can attend, we look forward to celebrating her life with all her dear friends in the near future.

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