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!