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The 2019 Queensland Dexter Breed Show involved 11 Dexter studs, 10 from Queensland and 1 from New South Wales. The total number of animals shown was 42. We had a beautiful sunny day of judging and showing these beefy little milkers. READ MORE...


Farm Fantastic 2019: Every year for several years now the Sunshine Coast Dexter Cattle Promotion Group has had a stand at Farm Fantastic. This year Farm Fantastic was held at the Caboolture Showgrounds from the 5th– 7th July. READ MORE

Small Farm Field Day Group Report


The Sydney Dexter Cattle Promotion Group attended the Tocal Field Days on Friday 3rd May, Saturday 5th May and Sunday 6th May

On Day One, the Dexter display was visited by several school groups who were interested in agriculture and livestock in particular – when speaking to the students it was obvious that many had some previous knowledge about the breed and they were able to pick up lots of further information from the material on display. Chris Clarke and others were impressed with both the level of student interest and knowledge from the visiting school groups

DCAI members Kathy Baker, Samantha Kate Allen and Natasha Shankelton had been talking to the Mudgee Agricultural Society for several months about having Dexters as the Feature Breed at this year's Mudgee Show that was held on the 2nd March. 

 Invitations were sent out in Mid-January by email and on the Dexter Cattle Enthusiast Facebook page.  Entry requirements about Pestivirus testing and Show Entry forms were also posted on Facebook as the date of the show approached. Read More 

Event Report Dexter Cattle Promotion Group Sydney (DCAI)


Sydney Group put on a very good display of Dexter cattle at the Moss Vale Small Farms Field Day on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd of February. A little rain on Saturday settled the dust but by Sunday the heat was back. Moss Vale Small Farms Field Day has proven to be an excellent platform for the promotion of Dexter cattle with its proximity to rural, semi rural and urban centers. 

The two-day event held at the Moss Vale Showground was packed with a great-array of exhibits and companies displaying and demonstrating their small farm products.

In spite of the diversity of things to see and do the Dexters did not go unnoticed with prominent signage and banners to draw the attention of visitors.

Dexter Cattle - Sydney Region - 2017

Sydney Field Day - With Francis Sedgwick - Feb 2017

Sydney Dexter Cattle Promotion Group (DCAI) hosted a Field in February 2017 in spite of the forcast being for the best of our summer heat. Guest speaker Francis Sedgwick of Greyfriers Dexters had recently arrived from England leaving behind single digit temperatures just day before. READ MORE....

Dexter Cattle at Tocal 2016

A group of Ag students from the Tocal College took a special interest returning several times to admire him as he stood proudly in his pen.

We gave a formal address to a gathering of visitors on the first day of the Field Day in conjunction with other breed groups.  However, the groups decided to continue with regular informal presentations on day two and three. READ MORE...





Cheese Making & Tasting - Dexter Expo

Lyndall Dykes, affectionately known as ‘the cheese lady’ by her growing number of fans is a passionate advocate of wholesome, sustainable and delicious homemade produce.  Lyndall has been making cheese for over 30 years, finding it very exciting that you can make cheese at home with very little equipment, cost or complication.  Her mission is to share with everyone how it is done.  That is just what Lyndall will be doing at the Dexter Expo in Macksville on October 17 & 18 2015.  READ MORE.....

Dexter Cattle Expo - Macksville 2016

Dexter Cattle Expo 2015

When Marion Watts and Chris Clark came up with the idea to holding a Dexter Cattle Expo at Macksville I am sure that the first response they received would have been “You must be dreaming”.   In spite of the naysayers they carried on and plotted a steady course as they focused on their goal.  Well they had done it before in 2006 (which seems like a long time ago).


The North Coast Dexter Cattle Promotion Group gave their full support and when the Manning Valley Group offered to team up and support the event they were on the way to realising their dream.

Once DCAI had agreed to hold the AGM at Macksville in conjunction with the EXPO  there was no turning back. READ MORE...


Mudgee Small Farms Expo 2015

The barbequed Dexter Beef including rump steak, scotch fillet and corned beef attracted a lot of positive comments about the tenderness and flavour of the specialty beef. Though famous as the ideal house cow Dexter cattle are also reknowned for their outstanding carcass productivity and supurb fine grained beef. READ MORE...


A Tribute to Nanango By: Ron Brown

Ron Brown of LRB Dexter Stud in known in the Manning Region for his talent for recording events in bush verse.  READ MORE....

Dexter Cattle - Outstanding Mothers

On the 28th of August 2014 a wonderful cow named Billabong Voodoo Magic was showing signs of calving. Her udder was full and kept going up the hill well away from her herd. READ MORE...

Dexter Cattle and People

Dexter cattle are renowned for their intelligence and apparent willingness to deliver what ever it is we humans think they should. Most breeds of cattle have the quiet individuals with a personable, easy going nature that are easy to train and will afford their keepers the ability to handle, show and milk them. READ MORE...

Dexter Cattle On Show

The On Farm Challenge was developed as an alternative to having cattle judged in the show ring. Although competing in the ring with your peers is both exciting and challenging, not everyone is able to do it. Some do not have the time, the facilities or the experience to show their cattle in a formal environment. READ MORE...

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