Promoting the Dexter breed of cattle2020-02-07T15:07:47+00:00


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.


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



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



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

Dexter beef producers map


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

Access Forms


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

News & Events


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

Show & Sales dates


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

DNA information


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

linear assessment


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

society ai bulls


 Annual General Meeting 2020

To be held on 10th-11th October 2020 –Ipstones, Staffordshire

Transfer of Animals

Dear Members

Please be aware it will no longer be possible to transfer your animals online. The reason for this is that we need the certificates to be sent back into the office before we produce new ones so that we do not have incorrect/out of date certificates in circulation. Can we please remind vendors to send the original pedigree certificate into the office when an animal is sold, with the buyers details and date of sale completed on the reverse. We will then issue a new certificate and send it to the new owners, along with details of how to join the Society for non members.

Many thanks for your help with this, we are aiming to keep Society records as up to date as possible.

Dexter Beef Scheme

We would like to remind our members about the Dexter Beef Certification Scheme. Membership of the Scheme will give you listing here on the society website as well as a presence in the Herd/Year Book. More information on the scheme can be found in our Latest News page.

The National Show

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

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. 

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.

News & Events