Red Devon, USA is currently transitioning to NCBE (National Center for Beef Excellence) for our registration and secretary needs. NCBE offers registration services with a new registry (Coming Soon!). This new registry will offer all online herd management, registrations and transfers. NCBE is also providing customer service through their office in Kansas City, MO.
NCBE Registry is set to launch early January. At this time, work can be sent to the Kansas City office and will be held for the new registry.
Red Devon, USA
11700 NW Plaza Circle
Kansas City, MO 64153
Note: Becky Miller can be reached at NCBE to answer any registry questions at 229-516-0394 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
It is our feeling that we have the purest gene pool of all beef breeds, and because of this we want to take every effort to ensure that this gene pool remains pure. You, as the members of this organization, have overwhelmingly voted in support of the DNA program.
Any animal born after January 1, 2015 must have a hair sample collected and submitted for registration. This animal does not have to be parent verified, it must simply have its DNA stored on file so that all future generations can be verified against it. Furthermore, any bull that is used for breeding after January 1, 2015 must have a hair sample on file with VGL. Calves that are born after January 1,of 2016 must be verified against their sire. The policy was designed to ease the economic burden on breeders, but to ensure the integrity and purity of our breed for generations to come.
DNA testing should be submitted directly to the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at UC Davis. Before sending samples, create an online account and order testing online. During ordering, request that results be sent to RDUSA.
VGL Instructions: Click Here
Why register your cattle?
When you register your cattle, you increase the value of your animals on multiple fronts. Knowing the genetics of your cattle provides a level of expectation during the breeding process. Additionally, registration preserves ancestry of the animal. He's not "just a bull" and she's not "just a cow." They have specific bloodlines that offer different opportunities for top genetics. Red Devon cattle have remained remarkedly pure and our DNA parentage requirement continues to differentiate the breed and maintain purity. Finally, registration increases the monetary value of your animals. Buyers don't just buy "heads of cattle." They buy cattle that will produce the results they seek. Registered animals allow buyers to purchase cattle with confidence.