Promoting the Dexter breed of cattle2021-05-10T12:36:44+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.

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)
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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.

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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

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?

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NEWS FLASH

29th April 2021

The 2021 Virtual Photographic Competition

The Society is running the photographic competition again this year due to very few shows running in 2021.  The winning entry will take pride of place on the front cover of next year’s herd book.

For more details go to the News & Events Page

Council Vacancy

There was a vacancy on Council and the Trustees have chosen Mr Chris Davis to fill this vacancy until the 2021 AGM

Beef Lecture – 11th July 2021 – Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

First ever detailed Dexter Beef Analysis is being revealed exclusively to DCS members before anyone else. Doctor Sarah Morgan performed this biochemical research under the direction of Professor Michael Lee, one of the acknowledged global leaders in grass only fed ruminant research, based at the world’s oldest and largest research farm at Rothampstead, Okehampton, Devon. We are privileged that Dr. Morgan will give the lecture herself. She is a Welsh farmer’s daughter. This inaugural lecture will at last unlock the secrets of Dexter meat that will justify the long held belief by breeders and consumers alike that Dexter meat has a unique and distinctive flavour. Not only that but you will discover that this grass only fed meat has vital minerals, vitamins and fats essential in a balanced human diet. Furthermore it is a sustainable product that has an important role in global food security.

The event starts at 12 noon with coffee and biscuits. Limit of 100 tickets – due to Covid restrictions. The cost is £25 which includes lunch and attendance at the lecture.

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