Would you like to farm low maintenance, fertile cattle boasting great calving ease along with excellent growth rates? Then look no further...

The Devon suckler cow

The Devon bull

The Red Ruby: The Jewel In The Crown

Sustainability comes in economic terms as well as environmentally. The combination has never been
more poignant for securing a robust farm business.
Devon cattle are renowned for their foraging ability in a wide variety of situations; calving regularly
and producing progeny that thrives on minimal inputs while producing premium beef. Low
maintenance coupled with quality output is a double-earner.

Cows are medium sized and excel in grass systems, are fertile and calve easily. Milkiness is a prized
trait within the breed, ensuring calves get off to a flying start.

Bulls pass their ‘good-doer’ genetics to progeny, ensuring youngstock thrive. Purebred birthweights
of 35-40kg make for easy calving, of particular consequence when cross-breeding.

The Devon is famed for its docile temperament: ‘a pleasure to work with’ and probably a contributor
to DLWGs!

Commercial comments from farmers…  

From dairy farmers, on why they use a Devon:

“Easy calving & cracking temperament!  Quiet bulls = quiet offspring = quiet sucklers” (selling point of crossbred heifers to commercial suckler herds) – DW, Bude

“The reliability of a Devon bull to be quiet & pass this onto his progeny is a real deal breaker” – RK, Bodmin

From a commercial (crossbreeding) suckler herd:-

“Live calves – the old adage ‘dead calves don’t grow’ is as relevant as ever, so the calving ease from a Devon sire gives every cow the best crack of another year’s work” – AN Other, East Anglia

From a crossbred finisher:-    

“Devon crosses are gone quicker & haven’t eaten so much grub; easy-finishing & quick turnaround controls costs, generates cashflow & increases stocking rates” – CC, North Cornwall