Red Devon cow at Kow-A-bunga Farm in South Carolina
Red Devon cow at Kow-A-bunga Farm in South Carolina

Jeremy Engh on the Road

Our Show and Sale manager, Jeremy Engh of Lakota Ranch in Virginia, is on the road visiting several Red Devon breeders.  He is searching for and recruiting cattle for the 2015 Annual Fall Show and Sale at Walker’s Century Farm at Anderson, South Carolina.  The dates for the Annual Conference, Show and Sale are September 18 and 19.  If you have Red Devon cattle that you would like to enter in the show and sale please contact Jeremy as soon as possible.  His contact info is 540-718-1139 and Enghs@icloud.com . Jeremy left early Tuesday morning and his first stop was at Kow A Bunga Farm, owned  by Ottis, Darcy and Kirk Wagner in South Carolina.  The photos shown with this post were taken at Kow A Bunga Farm by Jeremy on his cell phone.  Following is Jeremy’s report that he sent with the photographs.

 

The First Report

Red Devon USA members,

I am embarking on a trip to find Devon animals for the National Show and Sale on September 18 and 19 in Anderson, SC, and for the upper Midwest Devon Sale and Workshop, May 16 in Spring Green, WI.  In addition to show and sale animals I looking for breeding stock on behalf of several new breeders and an old one.

I will visit half a dozen breeders and travel 2000 miles in 3 and a half days.  I will send pictures to RDUSA and share what I find.

There are several reasons for undertaking this adventure.  First, RDUSA has invited Vic Edwards from Australia to judge our National Show and Sale.  Vic is arguably the premier cow man on the earth and I want our cattle to be impressive for his visit to the USA.  Secondly, Vic’s wife, Allison, will be traveling with him and she is also a highly qualified judge and breeder of Devon cattle and will help with cattle evaluation as part of the Conference.  Third, the demand for quality Devon cattle is soaring and this year will be a great time to capitalize on that marketing opportunity.  The last part of my trip will be delivering three animals bound for Wisconsin to Jacob Owens’ farm for a short visit before traveling on.

Red Devon cows enjoying the Spring weather

Red Devon cows enjoying the Spring weather

At 5:30 Tuesday morning 3 animals were loaded on the trailer bound for Wisconsin, taking the scenic route.  Leaving Virginia and heading south my  first stop was at Kow A Bunga Farm owned by Ottis, Darcy and Kirk Wagner.  While walking through the pastures inspecting the cowherd, I explained the purpose of my trip and asked Ottis about animals for the show and sale.  I emphasized that I wanted to pick from the top end of his herd.  Ottis replied “all you have to do is ask”.  Stay tuned for more reports coming soon.

Submitted by Roy