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About Dexter Cattle

About Dexter Cattle

The native home of the Dexter is in the southern part of Ireland where they were bred by small land holders and roamed about the shelterless mountainous districts in an almost wild state of nature. The first recorded knowledge of Dexters in America is when more than two hundred Dexters were imported to the US between 1905 and 1915. They can now be found in nearly every climate and region in the United States. In recent years there has been a worldwide surge of interest in Dexter cattle. Their hardy constitution, versatile adaptability, thrifty nature, high fertility, and low rate of calving difficulties continue to make them appealing to ranching operations of any size.

Dexters are a small, tri-purpose cattle breed, being raised for milk, meat and draft. They are not miniature cattle; they were initially bred as a naturally small bovine and they have maintained their small, hardy constitution to the present. Pound for pound, Dexters are efficient food producers, economically turning forage into rich milk and quality meat. Daily milking yields are commonly 1-3 gallons, with a butterfat content of 4-5%. Yields of cream up to one quart per gallon are possible. Most Dexter steers are considered mature and ready for processing by about 24 months of age. Beef production for a two-year-old steer can typically put 200-300 pounds of exceptionally flavored, well-marbled beef into the freezer. Dexter oxen, with their natural trainability and docile temperament, can be long-lived, hardy work animals for farm chores or for exhibition purposes. Due to their small size, they have a minimally negative impact on the land being worked.

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ADCA Announcement

The ADCA is deeply saddened by the loss of Al Thomas, husband to Sandi Thomas, legendary member of the ADCA. May our condolences and prayers help comfort the entire Thomas family.

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ADCA Announcement

Special Announcement: As of January 1, 2019, the new ADCA registration and transfer policies are in effect. Please make sure you follow these policies when registering or transferring an animal.

Registrations: Only the First Owner of an animal (or their Authorized Representative as defined in Section 4,C of the ADCA SOP’s) can apply to register a Dexter. The First Owner is defined as the ADCA-recorded owner of the animal’s dam at the time the animal was born. The First Owner must also pay the registration fee.

Transfers: Only the ADCA Recorded Owner (or their Authorized Representative as defined in Section 4,C of the ADCA SOP’s) can apply to transfer ownership of a registered Dexter. The Recorded Owner must also pay the transfer fee.

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Like to know more about the Dexter breed in your state or area?
The ADCA has elected regional directors in every state, who can help answer all of your questions regarding the ADCA or the Dexter breed in your area.

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American Dexter Cattle Association
1325 W Sunshine #519
Springfield, MO 65807

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ADCA registrations and transfers are processed by
the ADCA Registrar on a
first-come, first-served basis. Online applications are typically processed within
2 weeks from the time of submittal. Paper applications mailed through the United States Postal Service are typically processed within a month.

Because of the volume of registrations and transfers that are handled each day, the Registrar does not respond directly to a member’s inquiry about the registration process or about the status of their application. If you have
questions about the registration process or if you are concerned about the status of your application, please contact your
Regional Director.

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On July 1st, 2018 the ADCA Registration and Transfer Fees
will change to the following:
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Registrations:

Females 26 months and under
$25

Females over 26 months
$45

Bull regardless of age
$50 Steer $5

Transfers:
Females & Bulls
$20 Steers $5

Record of Birth:
Steers, Bulls, Females $0

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2019 AGM and National Show
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2018 AGM and National Show
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