This medium-sized cow is known for its beautiful ruby red color. Its white horns are tipped with black and appears compact with a straight topline, well-formed udders and a square leg set. It is an all-purpose cow, bred for milk, beef, and draft work. Brought to North America by the pilgrims, it is the oldest continuously-bred cow in the United States. The butterfat content of the milking Devon is comparable to the Jersey cow, about 4 percent.
- Conservation StatusCritical
- Life spanup to 22 years
Body size1,100-2,200 lbs.
- Native habitat Farms of originated in England, now only in North America
- DietHay, alfalfa