Promoting the Dexter breed of cattle2020-05-11T13:21:37+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

ONLINE HERD BOOK

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

ACCESS HERD BOOK NOW

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.
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

11th May 2020

Email Scam Alert

We would like to make members aware that we have received reports of an email scam which appears as though it has been sent from The Dexter Cattle Society. The message shows the Society logo and comes up with the heading Membership Update. It asks members to email card details for confirmation. This is a scam and we are looking into it, please do not respond  to that email if you have received one.

Listing Animals for Sale/Hire/AI

We are pleased to let you know that you can now list animals which you have for sale/hire/AI on the online Herd Book. To use this facility please login to ‘Manage your Herd’ and you will be able to update the status of your animals to show this. Please be aware that you will need to have signed a GDPR form or ticked the GDPR consent box online otherwise other members will not be able to view your contact details to get in touch. We hope you will find this facility useful, particularly during these challenging times.

Find the link from the top of the Online Herd Book

Photo Competition

I hope all members are keeping well in these trying times. As most of you will already be aware most shows including the Three Counties where the National Show was to be held are cancelled so the Society is planning to have a photographic competition with the winning entry taking pride of place on the front cover of next years herd book.

Please see the News page for full details

Farm Matters Software

Do you use a Farm Software programme? Want to save time on your record keeping? The Farm Matters programme offers :
Accurate record management, cross compliance and well as sending off your registrations seamlessly to the Dexter Cattle Society and BCMS in one action.

Follow this link to read more

The Greatest Online Agricultural Show

RBST is running the rare breed classes at ‘The Greatest Online Agricultural Show’. The show will be taking place on Saturday 2nd May via the dedicated website The Online Agricultural Show

Staffing of the Office is Reduced due to Covid 19

The office is taking calls, processing registrations and queries remotely. Due to the circumstances we will be lenient on late registrations during this time. Best wishes to you all, stay safe and well.

Information on TB Compensation

Please click here

Show Cancellations

Cancellations of upcoming shows can be found on our Shows page.

News & Events