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posted Jan 15, 2019, 1:58 AM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated Jan 15, 2019, 2:07 AM ]
Dexter Cattle Society Republic of Ireland Group 06/01/2019

The DCS ROI Group are holding their AGM on 17/02/19 in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath. The ROI Dexter Cattle Group represents over 100 members who are breeders of Pure Bred Registered Cattle in the Republic of Ireland.

Dexter Cattle are a small dual purpose breed which are an Irish Native Breed. The Breed had all but disappeared from Ireland and had to be reintroduced from UK in the last 20 years.

Dexter Beef is a premium meat sought after by high end Restaurants,  Hotel Menus and discerning meat eaters.  Dexter Steers are grass fed and slaughtered at 24 to 30 months. The ROI Group have a supply contract with ABP Factory in Nenagh where we receive a premium price.

Breeder Membership has grown from 100 breeders in 2014 to 170 members in 2018 and the herd registrations have doubled in the past 3 years.

The Dexter Cattle Society UK from where the Herdbook is maintained, have asked the ROI Group to host the AGM in Ireland on 12th October 2019. This is in recognition of the rate of growth of the Irish Dexter Herd Membership.
The ROI Group have a Committee of 8 to 10 members who hold an AGM and 4 Provincial Meetings each year which includes a visit to a members herd. Our website is dextercattlesociety.ie and we have a Facebook page "Irish Dexter Cattle Group". We are also members of the  Dexter Cattle Society of UK where our cattle are registered. We also participate in the Knowledge Transfer Scheme.
Sean Flannery
Chairman
087 2416646  


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