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.

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IDCS Newsletter Jan 2023  

IDCS Newsletter Jan 2023 The Chairman John O’Neil and the Council members wish the breeders a Very Happy New Year and good breeding for 2023. In Jan 2022 the IDCS had 263 members, by the 22.10.22 there were 398 members and by the 7th Dec 2022 the IDCS now has 734...

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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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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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