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.

The DCS Supports Owners & Breeders

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.

ONLINE HERD BOOK

REGISTER YOUR CALVES

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

ANIMALS FOR SALE/HIRE/AI

View animals currently listed for Sale/Hire/AI by society members

MEMBER/ANIMAL SEARCH

Facility to search for member contact details and animals/show results.

Download online registrations Instructions (PDF)
ACCESS HERD BOOK NOW

JOIN TODAY

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

BECOME A MEMBER

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.

Access Forms

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

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

Caisley Tags

What is different about Caisley Tags?

Order here

NEWS FLASH

19th May 2022

Notice

The Online Herd Book / Registry will be down for essential maintenance on Wednesday 25th May.

The Dexter Cattle Society – Northern Ireland Group

Premier Show and Sale Saturday 28th May 2022 @ Kilrea Farmers Market

Premier Show and Sale Catalogue 2022 (PDF)

Stuart Creasey

It is with great sadness that former president of the Society, Stuart Creasey has passed away. Stuart founded the Langley End Herd in 1978. He later went on to show around the country for over 30 years from the 1980s to 2018, winning many Breed Championships & National shows during this time. The Langley End Herd was awarded the Bertodano Shield on multiple occasions. Stuart served as president of the Dexter Cattle Society in 1998 and was instrumental in organising the first world congress held at the Royal Agricultural College that year. When not showing he greatly enjoyed judging. Most recently being invited in 2019 to judge the Balmoral Show & after showing resumed last year at the Blakesley show.

Herd Return

Please can you go into your online herd book and update the records of your animals, marking down any sold for meat/deaths. Transfers, please inform the office.

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