ABP/Pallas Foods: Dexter Steer kill - 2017

posted Nov 26, 2017, 9:07 AM by Tim Birdsall   [ updated Nov 25, 2018, 5:10 AM by Ciaran Culkin ]
The slughter date for Dexter Steers this Autumn is 29th September. The price paid will be €5.50 per Kg for steers under 30 months. They must be Birth Notified with the DCS, be grass fed and from a Quality Assured Herd.  Last year both suppliers and Pallas Foods were satisfied with the kill out, but supply is the issue. We have promised them 100 animals this year and there are only 800+ births per annum at present. All the females are being kept for breeding.

Due to a change in date for slaughter, from 20th to 29th September, any animal that reaches 30 months during those 9 days will still be acceptable. Members who have steers ready for slaughter should contact their local co-ordinator:
  • Munster: Tom McDonald – 086 2544655
  • Leinster: Sean Flannery – 087 2416646
  • Connaught/Ulster: Oliver Davy – 087 9135510

Exhibits at Agricultural Shows
The following are shows where we hope to promote the Dexter Breed, and that breeders will bring suitable livestock to be shown to the public. A bit of support from local members would also be appreciated.

  • 5th August: Kildysart, Co Clare
  • 7th August: Bonniconlon, Co Mayo
  • 7th August, Tinahely, Co Wicklow
  • 13th August: Tullamore
  • 26th August: Iverk - Pilltown
  • 27th August: Limerick – Patrickswell
  • 3rd September: Trim, Co Meath

Charleville, Strandhill and Mount Briscoe shows have already taken place.

Showing Next year 2018
Next year we are expecting to show our cattle in classes in Bonniconlon, Mount Briscoe, Tullamore, Trim,
Kildysart, Charleville, Tinahealy, Iverk & Limerick  Shows.
The Northern Ireland Dexter Group will be at the Rare Breeds Show in Gosford Park, Market Hill, Co Armagh on September 2nd. Anyone with an inclination to show their cattle in the future would be well advised to attend this show in order to get an idea of what is expected.