Patron: HRH Prince Charles

Female Type Classification

The Society has recently begun offering an independent Type Classification service to its members…to view full screen click the bottom right hand corner of the flipping book (the square with 4 corners).

Mr Mervyn Rowe elected President of the World South Devon Association

The Society is delighted that Mr Mervyn Rowe from Tregondale Farm, Menheniot, Cornwall was elected President of the World South Devon Association at the recent World Conference in South Africa. 

Mervyn will hold the post for three years, during which time he will encourage closer connections with our fellow South Devon organisations around the world. 

The next World Congress will be hosted in New Zealand in 2020.

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National Herd Competition Winner’s Open Day 2016

National Herd Competition Winner’s Open Day 2016

30th September 2016

Twenty herds situated across the country, from the far west of Cornwall to the east of Sussex, and north into Northumberland, and each challenged by a different environment, entered the South Devons’ National Herd Competition in 2016, which this year was judged by James Eustice, Philip Tully and Robert Dimond.

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South Devons take on Female Linear Assessment Service

Earlier this year the Society decided to offer to its members the independent measuring service managed by NBDC (National Bovine Data Centre).  Council agreed to offer the first 20 herds a financial incentive of £100 each, and already those 20 herd places have been filled.  The Society looks forward to seeing a roll-out of the service, which will enable herds to benchmark and assess their female breeding stock, at the same time as providing potential buyers a valuable insight into breeding potential.

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Celebrating 125 Years Since Its Incorporation

New President for 2016/2017 – Mr John Hadley

The year 2016 marks 125 years since the South Devon Herd Book Society was incorporated, and the breed has plenty to celebrate as it continues to expand across the country, bringing its benefits to beef farmers who previously knew little about this gentle, high performance breed.

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