posted Sep 27, 2019, 3:16 AM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated Dec 26, 2020, 11:14 AM ]

Press Release DCS AGM


The Dexter Cattle Society UK AGM is coming to Ireland on Saturday 12th October 2019. AGM will be held at St Kevin’s GAA Pavilion, Staplestown, Donadea, Naas, Co Kildare, Eircode W91 Y653.

The Dexter Cattle Society UK represents 1200 members in total of which circa 200 members are in the Republic of Ireland with another 100 members in Northern Ireland. Membership has been increasing steadily both in ROI and NI in the past decade. In recognition of this the DCS has decided to hold the 2019 AGM in the Republic of Ireland for the first time.

Attendance will include Dexter Breeders from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The AGM starts at 10:30am with a conference at 2:30pm. The Theme of the conference is Dexter Cattle Breed, Past, Present and Future.

There is a dinner at 6:00pm where Dexter Beef Roast is on the menu. 

In order to accommodate members who are traveling home after dinner the meal time has been brought forward to 6:00pm.

The DAFM, Bord Bia, ABP Nenagh and Brady Meats are supporting the AGM And Conference. There are 3-4 speakers with a question and answer session afterwards.

The Dexter Breed is a native Irish Breed and evolved from the Kerry Cattle. Dexters were exported to England in the 1880’s and from there spread throughout the World. In the following 100 years, 1900-2000 the Breed all but disappeared from Ireland and had to be re-introduced from the UK.

Dexter Beef is a prime product which is increasing in popularity on restaurant and hotel menus. 

Dexter steers are achieving prices of €5.25 - €5.50 per kg dead weight.

AGM is for members only.

Reporters welcome to Conference.


Sean Flannery

Chairman Republic of Ireland Group

00 353 87 2416646