This breed has deep burgundy medium thick hair which is often long and curly during the winter with a creamy white switch on its tail. Devon Red Ruby cattle require little supplementary feeding and are ideally suited to grazing on land that has conservation value. Docile by nature and compact in size, the Red Ruby is an efficient grazer causing minimum damage to the land.
This breed is able to naturally lay down intramuscular fat within the meat, providing excellent marbling. The resulting tender beef is prized and well recognised internationally.
The breed is native to Devon, so is perfect for us here at Springwater Farm to pay homage to our farming heritage. The breed had fallen out of favour in modern times due to the increased demand for larger and faster growing animals, but for our slow grown natural farming system, which works symbiotically with nature, the Red Ruby is a perfect match.