Red Ruby Devon Cattle
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|Part of Farming's Future
Patron: HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales
The Devon Cattle Breeders' Society was founded in 1884.The herd book has been in continuous print since that time.
The origins of the breed is thought to be a combination of the Longifrons and the Urus. Similarities in colour shape and size suggest a possible connection with the Red Lincoln, Sussex and Saler breeds.
Whatever their early origins, Red Ruby Devons are much prized for the qualities which are valued as much today as in the times of our forebears.
There is no finer sight at the quiet of an evening than a field of Red Ruby Devons peacefully grazing early summer pastures. However, farming is a business and no breed would survive if it were not a commercial proposition.
The Red Ruby Devon is recognised internationally for its ability to produce the very finest beef on a low input system. Its enduring qualities ensures the Red Ruby Devon has a future as strong as its heritage is rich and can justly lay claim to being “part of farming’s future”.
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for news on forthcoming workshops, members' day, Social events, and Show & Sales, visit our events page
Eastyard Herd win
DCBS Breeder of the Year
Mike & Danni Cowell's Eastyard Herd come out tops of the Show season's Points Competition
for all the results and prize winners download the 2013 Show Supplement
|Herd Competition Results |
Herd Visit to overall winners,
Bollowal Herd, Cornwall
on Friday, 18th October 2013
Contact DCBS Secretary for details
Download Competition Results here
For the beef, the whole beef,
and nothing but the beef
buy delicious Red Ruby Beef
Find your quality supplier here
Red Ruby Devon Beef at Waitrose in Devon and Cornwall
find your local store here
Confused on TB Rules?
A helpful crib sheet from Livestock Auctioneers Association
Breed Standard of Excellence
for males and females
Spring Show & Sale 2014
Thursday 13 March 2014 at Sedgemoor Auction Centre, J24 of M5
The official Sale of 83 pedigree Red Ruby Devons including 13 Bulls.
Download Sale Catalogue here
Thinking of buying Red Ruby Devons? Then read the DCBS Buyers' Guide FIRST!
2013 Calf Bank
In need of a surrogate calf or mother?
DCBS member Angus Cottey runs a voluntary match-making service
contact: 077309 29497
Thinking of taking semen from your bull?
Then read this summary of EU requirements for collection of semen regards IBR status produced by UK Sire Services
DCBS Semen list
Polled, horned or confused?
A helpful guide from EBLEX
Thinking of Showing?
Take a look at our helpful guide for Judges and Exhibitors
Good Bed Time Reading
"Marketing prime beef cattle for better returns" excellent manual by EBLEX and it's free! firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy
Get Healthy in 2014!
for a list of CHeCs acrredited Herd Health schemes, visit the CheCs website here
Disease Prevention Reports