South Devon Pedigree Cattle

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.

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About The Grove Herd

The Grove Herd of Pedigree South Devons

The Grove Herd of Pedigree South Devons was founded on 16th March 1977 by Mr and Mrs W H D (Douglas) Scott at The Manor of Groves in Hertfordshire, and moved to Gloucestershire in 1988. It has become a highly respected and successful herd, achieving impressive statistics, awards and sale prices. Douglas Scott is a past president and past chairman of the South Devon Herd Book Society, and president of the World Association of South Devon Breeders 2002-2005.

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.

Keith Fisher retired officially in May 2017, although he still helps us out occasionally and is taking our bulls to the Cirencester sale.


STOCKPERSON

Required to be in charge of a leading pedigree herd of beef cattle (about 100 South Devon cows).

Our last stockman has recently retired having been with us for 23 years. Good 3-bedroom house with oil-fired central heating, garage and garden within 1.5 miles of Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.

Competitive salary (with pension) and part-time help covering alternate weekends, holidays and time away at shows and sales.

Job requires experience with cattle handling, driving licence (including 7.5T lorry), telescopic handler qualification (and DIY AI an advantage).

Training courses in other skills offered.

Please apply with CV and references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by letter to W. H. D. Scott, Wells Folly, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos GL56 OPA

The Grove Herd of Pedigree South Devons