Showing cattle is not for everyone and can be a very daunting prospect if you are new to owning cattle. We have been involved in showing our Dexters for over twenty years for the following reasons:
It helps promote the Dexter breed to the general population who attend shows
It helps promote us at Elgin Park as Dexter cattle breeders
We use it as a tool to compare our cattle with those of other Dexter breeders
We take on board the comments of judges in helping us identify structural strengths or weaknesses in our own cattle and adjust our breeding accordingly.
It helps us provide well conformed, better quality animals to our customers than might otherwise be the case
We believe it is for these reasons that we have been as successful as we have in breeding structurally sound, well put together Dexter cattle, at the same time keeping in mind that they are a dual purpose breed.
With more than two decades of breeding and showing Dexter cattle, let our experience assist you in choosing cattle that meet your needs. Those needs can be for top quality show stock or, just as importantly, for cattle to meet your lifestyle requirements. Good conformation and structural soundness is an important part of any breeding program and is important to us in all the animals we breed, not just our show cattle.
Please click on the thumbnail photo's of some of our show champions below to see an enlarged version with text beneath.