PDCA - One Blog

Welcome to the first Dexter cattle blog to disseminate information for members of the Purebred Dexter Cattle Association of North America (PDCA) and for those with a curiosity about Irish Dexter cattle, cattle in general, as well as news from the PDCA. Expressions of opinion are to not be regarded as expressing the official opinion of the PDCA unless expressly stated. Hopefully you will find something here of interest and don't overlook browsing through the archives. Comments are welcomed.

Saturday, September 15, 2007


Great job by our PDCA hosts in putting together this year's AGM, Show, Sale, and Educational event in conjunction with the Utah State Fair. There was a fine representation of Dexters as the breeders showing did the breed proud. Check out the photos on the PDCA website as they were brought to you along with the show results almost live from the event.

This is what it's all about.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

2007 Dexter Cattle Show at the Nebraska State Fair

The debut of Dexter Cattle at the Nebraska State Fair was a resounding success. Seven breeders from Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri, and Nebraska entered 39 animals.

The Nebraska State Fair Beef Department Staff were very pleased and appreciative of the excellent response and participation by Dexter breeders in this first showing of Dexter Cattle at the Nebraska State Fair. Of the eight breeds represented during the beef show, Dexters outnumbered all but three other breeds - one of which was a national point show for the breed!

Dexters of both the PDCA and ADCA have been enthusiastically invited to return to the Nebraska State Fair in 2008. The fair staff has also asked about the possibility of having both an open and a youth show.

Dexter breeders from across the midwest took advantage of the opportunity to proudly display their dexters, to meet with other breeders and persons interested in the breed, and to do what they all enjoy doing the most - be around and talk about their special breed of cattle.

The second annual Dexter Show at the Nebraska State Fair will be held the 4th week of August 2008 and will be another great opportunity for midwest breeders to meet, show and discuss all things Dexter. Mark it on your calendar.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Dexter Cattle Steer-A-Year 2005-2006


Friday, July 27, 2007

Dry July

PDCA Regional Director John Colhoun's Dexters were pictured in the Baltimore Sun with his area experiencing a drought this summer.

"Grass for grazing is drying up at John Colhoun's Ivy Neck Farm in the Harwood area. The drought has been particularly severe in Southern Maryland and the Lower Eastern Shore."

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Nebraska State Fair Dexter Show

August 27th – August 29th 2007
Lincoln Nebraska
Open to All Dexter Cattle Breeders

Dexter owners and breeders this is a new venue for Dexters and a great opportunity for our breed to become a staple at the State Fair in the “Beef State”.

Entry Deadline Friday, August 3, 2007 – 5:00 p.m.

Entry Form - http://www.statefair.org/upld/file_beefcattleform.pdf
Online Entry will be available soon at this address.
Entry Book with class listings - http://www.statefair.org/upld/file_beefcattlebooknewestt.pdf

Show: Tuesday, August 28 at 10 a.m.

Begin Arrival: Sunday, August 26 at 8:00 a.m.
In Place: Monday, August 27 at 12:00 noon
Released: Wednesday, August 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Nebraska State Fair Website - http://www.statefair.org/index.asp

If you are interested in more information or plan on attending please contact:
Roger Shaw
9275 Blue Hill Rd.
Bladen, NE 68928-2806
(402) 756-4411


Thursday, June 21, 2007

SUMMER - 2007

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

2007 PDCA Annual Dexter Photo Contest

There will be a Dexter photo contest at the 2007 PDCA Meeting, Show and Sale. We all love to take pictures of our cattle through out the year, so here is a fun way to show them off favorite photos, and participate in the 2007 Annual PDCA Meeting. This is a great way for those who can’t join us in Salt Lake City, Utah this year to be a part of the Show. Pictures will be displayed at the fair grounds during the PDCA Meeting, and Show along with the rest of the exhibitors. The contest is open to all PDCA members.
Entries must be 5 x 7 or 8 x 10s. Each photo entry is $3. Please send checks or money orders made out to the PDCA, along with your name and address to:

Dawn Bittner
865 W. Hwy. 118
Monroe, Utah 84754

Classes will be offered in the following categories:

1. Individual cattle pictures

2. Dexters in a scenic setting

3. Dexters and people

4. Working Dexters

5. Dexters on display, (Shows, field days, etc)

6. Dexters for beef

7. Milking Dexters

8. Dexter calves

9. Dexter cow-calf

10. Dexter herd bulls

The PDCA reserves the right to use photo entries for the purpose of promotion of the breed, but will give appropriate credit to owners if photos are used. No photos will be returned. Awards will be given in each class and participants at the PDCA meeting will select a Grand Prize Photo. The winner will receive a one-year free membership in the PDCA.

PDCA - One Google