Welcome to the Irish Dexter Cattle Society

Welcome to the home of the Irish Dexter and the Irish Dexter Cattle Society Dedicated to the Promotion, Breeding, Development and Marketing of Dexter Cattle in their Native Green Land.

Latest News

Connaught Regional Meeting

The Connaught Dexter regional meeting will take place on Sunday 25/9/22 on the Farm of Diarmuid O’Leochain. Venue - Becinainamulla, Athlone, Co Roscommon Date/Time - Sunday 25/9/2022, Meeting at 2:00pm, Farm walk at 4:00pm Eircode - N37 E066 Please bring your own...

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ACRES further clarification

Point of clarification from DAFM. Breeding females that produce a registered offspring above the basic eligibility requirements will be paid an additional payment of €75 per progeny registered up to overall maximum payment ceiling. The above payment is paid on animals...

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Upcoming Events

Connaught Regional Meeting

The Connaught Dexter regional meeting will take place on Sunday 25/9/22 on the Farm of Diarmuid O’Leochain. Venue - Becinainamulla, Athlone, Co Roscommon Date/Time - Sunday 25/9/2022, Meeting at 2:00pm, Farm walk at 4:00pm Eircode - N37 E066 Please bring your own...

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IDCS membership receipts for GLAS

Receipts for all 2021 IDCS members have been sent  to the GLAS section of the DAFM so you do NOT need to get an individual receipt. Copy the pedigree certs and get the copies stamped as genuine copies by your DAFM office or Advisor and submit the copies NOT the...

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Why Dexters?

Promoting awareness of the quality and taste of Dexter Meat

Promoting the Dexter Cattle Breed as a popular farm animal producing exceptional quality beef 

The Dexter Cow is a dual purpose cow, Native to Ireland, and like the Irish can be found in many countries throughout the world, including Australia, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Cuba, Argentina, Kenya, Canada, USA and many parts of Europe including the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, Denmark and Germany…….

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