Red Ruby Devon Cattle
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Part of Farming's Future
Patron: HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales

Breed Heritage

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”.


DCBS Show Supplement
All the results from the multi-day and one-day shows during 2014
Download your copy here
(posted 10.10.14)

Eastyard Jaylo 3rd notches up another Championship
Full report and results here
(posted 23.9.2014)

Red Rubies ever-present
in Interbreed Championships  at Dorset County
Full Report and results here
(posted 16.9.2014)

Barrister makes it a Breed Champion double at Three Counties
Full report and results here
(posted 16.6.2014)

Bollowal Barrister holds court
at Royal Cornwall Show
Full Report and results here
(posted 9.6.2014)

Yeomadon Luther Champion
at Devon County Show
Full report and results here
(posted 29.5.2014)

Eastyard take the Double
at Bath & West Show
Full report and results here
(posted 29.5.2014)

Farmers Weekly review

Red Rubies feature in FW 

Read the full article here

(posted 14.3.2014)

Book Now for Herd Visit
to Forde Abbey
overall winners of DCBS Herd Competition.

On Sunday 26/10/14,  11.00am at Forde Abbey Chard, TA20 4LP

Open to DCBS members only. to book your place
(posted 9.10.2014)

Red Ruby Devon Beef crowned NT's supreme farm produce 2014

Neil & Sally Grigg of Burrow Farm, East Devon, are overall winners of the National Trust's Fine Farm Produce awards 2014 for their grass-reared Red Ruby Devon Beef. 
Read the whole story here
(posted 23.9.2014

Beef South West 2014
Our premiere SW primestock show
Schedule now available here
(posted 4.4.2014)

Call for entries from Calf Shows
Devon classes at Cornwall Ped Calf Show, Wadebridge 26 Oct and SW Pedigree Calf Show, Sedgemoor, 17 Oct. Entries for Sedgemoor from and for Wadebridge, click here
(posted 18.8.2014)

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

Breed Standard of Excellence
for males and females

Market demand strong for Epic Sale of 273 Devons
Full Show & Sale Report here
Date for Diaries:  Spring Show & Sale 12 March 2015
(posted 6.10.2014)

Thinking of buying Red Ruby Devons?  Then read the DCBS Buyers' Guide FIRST!

Attention Livestock Lorry Drivers!
As of beginning of September 2014 you will be required to hold a Drivers' Cert. of Competence.  Your local NFU office is one source of further information.(posted 1.7.2014)

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