On Saturday 18th May 2019 a Dexter Mart Sale will take place at 12 noon in Drumshanbo Mart in conjunction with an Organic Cattle Sale. The Sale will include PBR Organic and Non Organic. All breeding Dexters will be Pure Bred Registered with the Dexter Cattle Society in the UK where the Herd Book is held.
All steers will be birth notified with the DCS also. This qualifies them for the Dexter Beef Kill in Nenagh at the ABP Factory where a premium price of €5.25 per kg is paid for steers 24-30 months, Pure Bred Birth Notified, Bord Bia Approved, Grass Fed with a cover of fat, to produce a well finished Dexter steer. This Beef Kill has the support and approval of Bord Bia in conjunction with Amalgamated Beef Packers in the Nenagh Factory.
The contract runs from April till November with an expected Kill of 10 steers every 2 weeks. This sale is an opportunity to Beef Cattle Finishers to buy weanlings or yearlings with a guaranteed factory price of €5.25 at slaughter. Dexters will finish on grass on reasonable to marginal land without meal or nuts.
There are 170 Breeders of Dexter Cattle in the ROI with approx 130 in N. Ireland. The Dexter herd is growing steadily in Ireland with 10-15 new breeders joining the DCS UK Herd Book every year. This is creating good demand for breeding heifers and increasing supply of finished steers which is not keeping up with the demand for Dexter Beef. Dexter Beef is a high end meat sought after by Top End Hotel and Restaurant Chefs to meet the increasing demand of their decerning customer diners.
The ROI Dexter Cattle Group website is (dextercattlesociety.ie)
Face Book Page – Irish Dexter Cattle Group
The Herd Book is held by the Dexter Cattle Society UK who’s website is