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Devon Cattle Breeders' Society of Australia represents Australian Devon cattle breeders and graziers

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article image According to the Society, Devon cattle are typically quiet and easy to handle, with a broad genetic diversity

Founded as the Devon Society in April 1935, the Devon Cattle Breeders' Society of Australia is the peak authority for Devon cattle breeders and graziers in Australia.

The Society states its aim as to "foster the promotion and development of the Devon breed of cattle, particularly in Australia, but also to anyone anywhere in the world who may be interested."

It does this in part by providing up to date information and development news on the Australian Devon breed, in addition to maintaining a registry of Devon cattle.

This registry includes information about the history and performance of the breed. The information is available to interested persons by enquiry. Costs are payable.

The Society notes that Devon cattle have a number of qualities that are of great value to the modern commercial beef industry. They have a broad genetic diversity and range of maturity patterns that enables them to perform in a wide range of situations.

In addition, Devons are:

  • typically very quiet and easy to handle
  • a rich red in colour
  • inherently very fertile; and
  • hardy and can handle adverse conditions and heat better than any other British breed.

They produce high quality meat in a wide range of production systems, from intensive feedlot or grass finishing to the extensive pastoral runs.

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