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”.


Busy, busy, busy!
for news on forthcoming workshops, members' day, Social events, and Show & Sales, visit our events page

DCBS U26 members
Are invited to particpate in Aberdeen Angus Youth Development Events 2014
see here for details of events
(posted 16.4.2014)

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
(posted 28.10.2013)

Beef South West 2014
Our premiere SW primestock show
Schedule now available here

(posted 4.4.2014)

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
(posted 30.9.2013)

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
(posted 10.2.2013)

Breed Standard of Excellence
for males and females

Spring Show & Sale report

Stonegrove Nutcracker crowned Champion & shares top price slot with Whitefield Mark My Word

Download full report and pics        

(posted 14.3.2014)

DCBS Semen list

Farmers Weekly review

Red Rubies feature in this week's FW  Read the full article here

(posted 14.3.2014)

DEFRA announce halt to expansion of badger cull pilots                                  read DEFRA's press release here (posted 04.04.2014)

Cattle grazing common land?  DEFRA's latest TB testing requirements from March 2014.            View here  (posted 21.03.2014)

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

2014 Calf Bank

In need of a surrogate calf or mother?
DCBS member Angus Cottey runs a voluntary match-making service
contact:  077309 29497
(posted 10.2.2013)

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
(posted 27.11.2013)

Polled, horned or confused?
A helpful guide from EBLEX
(posted 13.9.2013)

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! 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