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Milking Devon

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  1. Milking Devon

  2. Information • They are medium sized and a triple-purpose breed • They have been adapted to “survive on a low-quality, high forage diet under severe climatic conditions” (Milking Devon) • Healthy, long lived • Prosper on management and good care • This breed has never been top priority for meat or milk selections

  3. Description • Red in color • The shade varies from a deep rich red to a light red, can also be a chestnut color • May have white on udder, scrotum, or on the tail switch • Medium sized horns that curve; light colored with dark tips • Compact, rounded form

  4. Temperament • Cow: treated with kindness, the have a docile temperament • Bull: easy to handle, even temperament when treated with kindness

  5. Uses • Minimal calving difficulties • Adequate milk production to raise a calf and also for the use on a small farm • Have great strength, endurance, intelligence, and a fast pace • Used as oxen during the American Colonies establishment • Still sought out for oxen • The same qualities from back then can still be found • Many breeders try to maintain same qualities

  6. Quote • William Youatt stated “the Devon as an aboriginal breed of cattle is a very valuable one, and they seem to have arrived at the highest point of perfection" (Milking Devon).

  7. The End “Milking Devon.” (February 22, 1995). Oklahoma State University. Retrieved from http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/cattle/milkingdevon/index.htm