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Devon - cow - England

Devon
(most common name)
(transboundary/brand name)

(local/other name):
• Beef Devon
• North Devon
Red Devon
Red Ruby
• Red Ruby Devon

The Devon was originally a triple-purpose breed, but today is a beef breed.

The Pilgrims brought Devon cattle with them to North America in the 17th century. These cattle did not survive.

New, purebred Devons were not imported back into the USA until the 19th century — with many of them coming from the famous herd of Thomas William Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester.


You can also go to:

My Daily Cow® England and read about other English cattle breeds.

The Cow Wall® A-Z Cattle Breed Picture Reference to see other breeds of cattle in the world.