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”.


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)

Full report and results here
(posted 29.5.2014)
Yearling Show Results

Results of the DCBS Yearling Show 26 April 2014
download results here

Prince of Wales's Food & Farming Summer School 16-18 July 2014

Programme available and booking open
Visit website for more details
(posted 30.4.2014)

Farmers Weekly review

Red Rubies feature in FW 

Read the full article here

(posted 14.3.2014)

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

Confused on TB Rules?
A helpful crib sheet from Livestock Auctioneers Association
(posted 10.2.2013)

Breed Standard of Excellence
for males and females

Autumn Show & Sale
Thursday 2nd October 2014
The official Society Show & Sale for pedigree registered Red Rubies, Sedgemoor Auction Centre, Bridgwater, J24 of M5.  Entries now open.  Closing date strictly 22 August 2014
(posted 20.6.2014)

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)

£100 prize for best poster  

If you are under 26 years, British Cattle Breeders are challenging you to design a poster for "Driving Genetic Improvement"  Entry Forms and details from Lesley Lewin, Secretary BCB Club.  lesley.lewin@cattlebreeders         (posted 15.8.2014)

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)

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

Thinking of Showing?