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The Dexter breed are descended from the mountain cattle of Ireland and the Kerry and Dexter Cattle Society was founded in 1892.  The first Herdbook was the Royal Dublin Society’s Volume I of 1890 and the first one published by the English Kerry & Dexter Cattle Society was Volume I in 1900.

The Dexter breed is the smallest breed of cattle in Britain or Ireland. It is a dual-purpose breed, with the average weight of a cow being some 300 – 350 Kg’s and standing 92cm – 107cm at the shoulder.

The breed comes in three colours, predominately black, but also red and dun.

The Cornahir Herd has been registered organic since 1986 and sells certified beef and pedigree breeding cattle.  More details here