We produce South Devon bulls and heifers for sale as breeding stock. The aim of the herd has always been to build on the excellent natural qualities of the South Devon – notably fast growth, large mature size, maternal traits with plenty of milk, docility, ability to convert grass, and good beef conformation with marbling – to produce superior beef animals.
To this end, performance is fully recorded and used for selection in the breeding programme. At the same time welfare is a priority – the herd is grass-fed and over-wintered indoors on mainly silage.
Douglas Scott is a past President and past Chairman on the South Devon Herd Book Society, and President of the World Association of South Devon Breeders 2002-2005.