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The South Devon originate from the counties ofSouth Devon cattle in a pasture. Devon and Cornwall in Southwest England, where they have been a distinct breed since the 16th century. They are the largest of the British breeds and are not related to Devon cattle which are also from England. Over 100 years of selection for performance have given the South Devon its outstanding qualities of beef and maternal characters.


The first South Devon were brought to the United States in 1969 and in 1974, the North American South Devon Association was formed for the purpose of development, registration and promotion of the South Devon breed of cattle in this country. The breed is exceptionally adaptable to varying climatic conditions and is presently well established on five continents. Wherever they have been introduced South Devon's have been well accepted and exhibited strong performance for production and profitability.


South Devons are available both horned and polled, as Fullbloods, Purebreds and Percentage cattle. Some blacks are also available.



Registries and Breed Associations



Canadian South Devon Association


United States

North American South Devon Association

Sherry Doubet
19590 E. Main Street, Suite 202
Parker, CO 80138
Phone: (303) 770-3130
Fax: 303-770-9302

Mid-Western States South Devon Association
Harry Stephens, President
3554 190th Road
Denison, KS USA 66419
Phone: (785) 935-2166




North American South Devon Association, 19590 E. Main St., Suite 202, Parker, CO 80138

Phone: (303) 770-3130

Fax: 303-770-9302



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