Dexter Cattle Society ROI Group Summer Newsletter

posted Jul 17, 2018, 2:25 PM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated Oct 6, 2018, 11:36 AM ]
Meeting (i) 
The proposed meeting in Co. Cavan has been cancelled. This meeting has been moved to the Rare Breeds Show in Gosford Park, Markethill in Co. Armagh, on Sept 1st. There will be a big show of Dexter Cattle and other rare breeds. At 2:00pm (or after the show) we will have a meeting in a marquee which will be attended by Northern  Ireland Dexter Breeders. This is a  great opportunity to see Dexters being shown & meeting with Dexter show people. The show starts at 9:00am.

Meeting (ii)
In October 2018 Mr. Des Bloomer has invited the ROI Group to his farm in Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone where he will give a master class on Halter Training & Showing. The 4 Bloomer children are expert at showing and take home many trophies & Rosettes. The Roscommon meeting has been cancelled in order to take up this opportunity.

  1. Mount Briscoe Rare Breeds Show, Daingean, Co. Offaly on Sunday, July 22nd, Henry Judge  will be exhibiting his little cow “Ella” & her calf. The Dexter Tents, Banners & Leaflets will be on display.
  2. Bonniconlon, Co. Mayo Monday Aug 6th. There are 3 Dexter Classes (a) Heifer (b) Cow  (c) calf classes. Please support this show if possible, by showing an animal or attending.
  3. Tullamore Show. Sun Aug 12th. We may have to settle for a Dexter Exhibit.
  4. Iverk Show, Pilltown, Co. Kilkenny Sat Aug 25th. We need support in order to get this show having Dexter Classes.
  5. Limerick Show Sun Aug 26th. Again we need support even to put an exhibit of Dexter Cattle on show.
  6. ** Please note** Kildysart show is on 4th August, but we will only be exhibiting there.

ABP/ALDI Dexter Beef Kill in Nenagh

Please NOTE the Slaughter dates have now reverted to ORIGINAL dates;
(1)  Friday August 24th, 2018 and
(2)  Friday September 14th, 2018

Steers 24-30 months grass fed, purebred.
DX on Blue Passport
Birth notified & Bord Bia Quality approved.

Contact:        Munster – Tom McDonald  086 2544655
                        Leinster – Sean Flannery 087 2416646
                  Connaught – Oliver Davey  087 9135510

Proposed Mart Sale by Connaught Group
An Autumn Sale of Dexter weanlings, in calf heifers & cows is proposed in conjunction with an Organic Cattle Sale. Details from Oliver Davey or John Brennan 087 2703603. If successful a Spring Sale will follow.  Please support.

Bord Bia

A proposed meeting with Mr. Joe Burke of Bord Bia is being arranged by Mark Lynch Rathangan, Co. Kildare with a view to increasing the outlets for Dexter Beef through the Butchering Trade.

Insurance for ROI Dexter Cattle Group
The Dexter Cattle Society UK is now offering insurance cover to the ROI members through the National Farmers Union.  I will be seeking  written confirmation of this on the July 17th, at the DCS Council Meeting.

DCS/AGM Sat Oct 13th, at 10.30am
At Hopes Auctions, Sykes Rd., Wigton, Carlisle, Cumbria.  Details will issue later from DCS.

Meeting with DAFM
The Irish Rare Breeds Society is looking for a meeting  with DAFM in order to have an imput into future farm development schemes.  The Dexter ROI Group will be involved. 

Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo had a promotion on Rare Breeds including the Dexter, Irish Moille, Droimean & Kerry Cattle, on 14th & 15th July 2018.  I represented the Dexter ROI Group & gave out information.


                                                                                                                             Sean Flannery