News and Announcements


Corona Virus COVID-19

Dear ADCA members,

The Corona Virus COVID-19 is a health concern throughout the United States and the rapidly changing events are a source of uncertainty for all of us. Restrictions are taking place across the country that are designed to slow the spread of the virus and keep us all safe.

With that in mind there is a possibility that the ADCA National Dexter Expo scheduled for June 25-27, 2020 in Lincoln Nebraska may have to be cancelled.

The Board of Directors is monitoring this situation closely as new information is coming out daily. The final decision concerning the Expo will be made by May 1, 2020.

We are committed to doing what is best for the safety of our members. Thanks for your understanding during these unprecedented times.

The ADCA Board of Directors


At this year’s AGM in Lincoln, we’d like to load the welcome bags with promotional items from ADCA members! Anything with your farm name on it is welcome – things like memo pads, plastic cups, gum, magnets, candy, pens, lotion, sunscreen, coasters, keychains – use your imagination! The welcome bags themselves can also be sponsored. Just imagine - your great big logo being carried around all weekend by EVERYBODY at the AGM! We are planning on 100 bags, so just bring your items to the AGM and in they will go.

P.S. If you’d like to volunteer for Hospitality duty during the AGM, please contact Becky Eterno at 210- 870-9409 or Making sure people feel welcome and have a good time at the AGM is our job!

Texas Dexter Breeder Association

This Texas affiliated association will be meeting during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on March 9, 2020 from 9:00am - 11:00am at NRG Center, 2nd Floor, Rooms 204-205. We will be discussing the current status of the association and where we would like to see it go, if there is enough interest. This group has been historically successful in bringing breeders together, in a unified desire to celebrate and manage the Dexter breed. In the recent years, the group has not been active. The group has a very nice website, that is currently not updated, but can be if enough breeders out there what to revitalize this effort. With the market changing and difficulty in connecting with other breeders for sales and support, this association could help bridge many of those gaps. Don Giles is the president and founder of the TDBA. He will be there to talk with all interested breeders. Jennifer Hunt (ADCA Regional Director) and Elissa Emmons (ADCA Youth Director) will also be there to support the effort of our members. We will have refreshments available to all attendees. The Dexter Shows will be following this meeting at 3:30pm in the NRG arena. Please come meet us to talk about the future of TDBA.

Upcoming Dexter Shows in the Great State of Texas
Youth Dexter Show (March 9th, 2020 at 3:30pm
(location NRG center Main Arena- West side)

Open Dexter Show (Immediately following the Youth Show)

Main location: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 1 NRG Park, Houston, Texas 77054:


The BOD asks you to join them in welcoming Jim Woehl as the interim president for the ADCA.

The BOD appointed Jim to be the interim at the December 4, 2020 BOD meeting. He will serve for the remainder of the current term which ends in June at the 2020 ADCA National Dexter Expo. We appreciate Jim’s willingness to serve the ADCA and it’s members!