The breed has been deservedly rewarded in the August 2023 AHDB native rankings of five commercial traits.
Five breeds were ranked, and South Devons came out on top for three of those traits:
- Carcase weight rankings
- Carcase conformation rankings (joint first)
- Average daily carcase gain
In an industry where price is paid on weight and grade, this is valuable recognition of the commercial beef traits of the South Devon, and should be an encouragement to beef producers looking to maximise production potential and output.
The next evaluation is due at the beginning of December.