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Red Devon cattle

Red Devon cattle are an ancient breed, originally from Devon and Cornwall in south-west England.  They were brought to New England with the Pilgrims in 1623: the ship "Charity" brought one bull and three heifers from Devonshire to Edward Winslow, the agent for Plymouth Colony.  These were probably the first purebred cattle to reach North America.  Soon Red Devons will have been in America for 400 years!


Red Devons are a beautiful tawny red color – hence their nickname “Red Ruby.”  They are hardy animals who live happily outdoors all year round.  Known for producing high quality beef and rich milk, they are naturally docile and are renowned for being excellent mothers.  They fatten very well on grass and provide consistently high quality meat.


Pym Farm’s Red Devons are a pedigree herd, registered with the breed association, Red Devon USA.


For more information, visit:

Red Devon USA

The Livestock Conservancy

Oklahoma State University Department of Animal Science


Health benefits of grass-fed beef

Grass-fed beef is leaner than conventional grain-fed beef; higher in nutrients including antioxidants, vitamins A and E, and conjugated linoleic acid, a type of fat that's thought to reduce heart disease and cancer risks; and has about 50% more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids than grain-fed beef. 


For more information, visit:

Switching to grass-fed beef

Health benefits of grass-fed products

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