Autumn Newsletter 2019

posted Sep 12, 2019, 12:52 PM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated Feb 26, 2020, 12:11 PM ]
ROI Dexter Cattle Group – Autumn Newsletter

2019 is another successful year for the ROI Group with over 115 members and more in the process of joining. Membership of the Dexter Cattle Society UK (DCS) is now over 170 Irish breeders and is increasing steadily year on year.

The Dexter Beef Kill is also gaining momentum where we are expecting a big increase in numbers this Autumn. Special  thanks is due to Tom McDonald for co-ordinating the supply of Dexter steers into ABP factory in Nenagh. Thanks also to all members for your cattle which are most important as the size and capacity of our Dexter Herd is increasing steadily annually.

AGM - Dexter Cattle Society UK is coming to Ireland for its AGM to be held at St Kevin’s GAA Pavilion Staplestown, Donadea, Co Kildare. The ROI Group is hosting the AGM on Saturday 12th October at 10:30am.
A Conference on the Dexter Cattle Breed Past, Present and Future will be held in the afternoon. Dinner will be served on the Saturday evening with music and dancing.

Members attending the AGM & Conference and wishing to make a payment using their own online banking can use the following;

Name on Account:     Dexter Cattle Society

BIC:    NWBK GB 2L               IBAN:    GB03 NWBK 6014 3044 3649 97

Appeal--- We are appealing to all our ROI Members to attend the AGM Conference and Dinner. It is a great opportunity to meet the DCS Secretary and staff and DCS Council Trustees.

The ROI Group has many relatively new members. It is the first time that the DCS AGM has come to the Republic of Ireland and we need your support to make the event a success. This is your chance to meet members from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The AGM has been held once in Northern Ireland, so this is a rare occasion. 

Ulster Regional Meeting on 17/8/19 was again held in Gosford Park, Market Hill, Co Armagh with twenty members in attendance. We had an enjoyable day watching Dexters being shown on a sunny day. Two of our members attended a Farm Walk on 24/08/19 at McCullough’s Farm in Hollywood,  Co. Down with over 100 Northern Ireland members in attendance. A Barbeque was enjoyed afterwards with Dexter Burgers on the menu.

Exhibiting and Showing of Dexters

Dexters were shown at 2 shows, Bonniconlon and Royal Meath Show in Trim.
Dexters were exhibited at around 10 additional shows.


Tullamore Show – We had short and non-short cow and calf in separate pens. There was huge interest with definite enquires and interests. It was a shame that the exhibition was not supported by our membership. Thanks to the Droimeann Cattle Society exhibitors for giving a handout during busy periods.

                                                                                                                           Sean Flannery
                                                                                                                           Chairman RoI Group