Promoting the Dexter breed of cattle2019-10-31T16:37:23+00:00

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

ONLINE HERD BOOK

REGISTER YOUR CALVES. Society members from all over Europe are registering 4,000+ cattle each year.

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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

Registration and Bull Service Form, Membership Form etc plus information on Society Fees.

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LATEST NEWS

Find our latest news on the News & Events page.

Calf Registration Deadline Extended

News & Events

SHOWS & SALES

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

Show & Sales dates

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

31st October 2019

The National Show

The National Show 2020 will be held at the Three Counties Show Ground, 12-14th June 2020.

Calf Registration Deadline Extended

Please note you will now have 45 days from birth to register calves before incurring additional charges rather than 30. This has been done to take the pressure off members when registering calves and also to help reduce postage costs for the Society as hopefully members will be able to register more calves together, allowing certificates to be posted together too (N.B. you will still need to notify BCMS within 27 days of birth).

Note Regarding the Facebook Page

If any members have any queries/comments or require any further information from the Dexter Cattle Society please contact the office in the first instance and we will try to help with/resolve problems where possible. Please be aware that the office does not monitor the Facebook page and therefore comments or issues posted on there can not be dealt with promptly. 

A Note about Transfer Fees

Due to some recent enquires we wanted to reiterate why the transfer fee became payable by the vendor in January 2019, please see the note on our News & Events page to learn more.

Linear Assessment

Please see update to information on the Linear Assessment page including current lists of EX and VG Linear Assessed Bulls and Females. Please note that the Society can no longer subsidise this service – please ring the office for details of current charges.