The fourth National Show of South Devons was held at the Devon County Show, and saw a remarkable turnout of just under 100 well-presented cattle, swamping other breed entries and making a wonderful spectacle during six hours of judging in the spring sunshine.
South Devon Beef
Now Supplying Dovecote Park / Waitrose and Woodhead / Morrisons
Waitrose stores in Devon and Cornwall are now selling beef on their fresh meat counters from cattle sired by pedigree registered South Devon sires, under the West Country brand.
Morrisons’ Traditional Beef Breeds include the South Devon breed – quite naturally, since numerically the breed is the third largest beef breed native to the UK. A premium of 10p/kg is payable for eligible cattle.
The South Devon
The Commercial Beef Breed with Native Appeal
Well known for its strong maternal and beef qualities, the South Devon is commercially placed in the modern suckler herd, both intensive and extensive. Its many attributes lend itself well to crossing with other native and continental breeds to suit individual beef producers' specific requirements, whilst also enabling the pedigree breeder to produce excellent suckler replacements and terminal sires, and top quality marbled beef.