Meeting at Gosford

posted Sep 4, 2018, 12:00 PM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated Dec 26, 2020, 11:14 AM ]
Meeting at Rare Breeds Show
In Gosford Park, Markethill, Co. Armagh

The Dexters made quite an impression again at Gosford Park, Sat Sept 1st. The show was very well attended with a significant number of members from RoI Group. Many rare breeds were on show, including fowl, goats, sheep, ponies, pigs and cattle

The Irish Dexter Cattle Group RoI held a regional meeting in the grounds of the show. the meeting was chaired by Sean Flannery and attendees included members of North of Ireland Dexters Group. There were useful discussions on topics such as the recent dexter kill in APB, Nenagh and the next kill on Sept 14th, reports from Bonniconlon Show and others and the planning of a Dexter sale in Drumshambo on October 20th. Mike Frazer, council chairman, DCS, UK, addressed the meeting as did the Dexter Judge of the day, James Eccles. James is 1 of 3 trained judges in the Northern Ireland Group. The RoI group is considering the training of some members, which takes 2 years to fully qualify.

                        The Gold & Silver                                                                Tug of Love

                           Getting there                                                      Animals looking very anxiously

                                        Some were not allowed to enter under Dexter Classes

Royal Meath Show Sept 2nd, Trim

Henry Judge came home with a number of Rossetts from Royal Meath.
3 animals were entered in 3 Rare Breeds classes, the following were the successes;

Oxmount Snowman:  Winner, Rare Breed Calf

Oxmount Ella:   2nd, Cow, Incalf or Calf at Foot

Oxmount Martha:  3rd, Rare Breed Maiden Heifer

            Happy now ----- Ella & Martha