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2014 Conference Information and Schedule

Hotel Information Courtyard by Marriott 1951 Pleasant Ridge Drive Lexington, KY 40509 (859) 263-9090 Notes: Group Rate under “Red Devon USA” and good until August 25th $79.00- Thursday, September 25th $99.00 Friday & Saturday, September 26th & 27th Other Options Hilton Garden Inn (859) 543-8300 Sleep Inn (859) 543-4300 Hyatt Place (859) 296-0091 Schedule Conference Agenda 2014 Registration Form 2014 Red Devon USA Conference Registration Form Download … [Read More...]

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Deadlines for the next Issue of DEVON USA Magazine

The next issue of DEVON USA is scheduled to go the printer on September 1 and will be mailed out a few days later. The deadline for advertising and submission of articles and other information to be included in the magazine is August 7. The advertising rates are as follows: $40 for business card, $80 […]

PA Meeting and Sale is Almost Here!

The 2nd Annual PA Regional Meeting and Production Sale of Keystone Devons are just around the corner. The Date is June 28, a Saturday, from 8 am to 2 pm. The meeting will be in the morning with speakers including Jeremy Engh, Bob VanKirk, Laurel Hoffman, George Kepple, and David and Andrea Collier. Lunch will […]

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RDUSA’s Fall Conference will Feature a Live Butchering Demonstration

Dr. Gregg Rentfrow, Professor and Extension Meat Specialist at the University of Kentucky will be doing the demonstration. He will be butchering a half of a Devon beef steer, describing the process and the cuts, and explaining the uses for each cut. The half carcass will be provided by Brookview Farm, the host for the […]

Historical Brookview Farm

Our Fall Conference is being hosted by Brookview Farm on Sept. 26-27. Brookview Farm is located about 15 minutes east of Lexington, KY in the middle of the beautiful horse and cattle country of central Kentucky and has a rich and fascinating history. The history starts in the “land grant days of Kentucky’s early settlement” […]

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Devons Working on the Western Range

Jenny Sabo of Harrison, MT sent in the following information and photos of Devon X Red Angus steers that the Sabos sold to Fishing Owl Farm of Livingston, MT. Fishing Owl Farm is owned by Kelly Niles and Jeff Welch. They bought the steers in April of 2013 and summered them on … [Read More...]

2nd Annual PA Regional Meeting and Production Sale

June 28, 2014 is the date for the Second Annual Pennsylvania Regional Meeting and the Second Annual Keystone Devon Production Sale. The host is Keystone Devons owned by David Collier and George Kepple. The Keystone partnership has been raising registered Devons since 2003. The event will be held … [Read More...]

Devon Steer is Part of a Taste Test in Florida

Jeff Moore reports that he took part in a taste test in Florida in late March. The project was the result of the hard work and planning of Dr. Ron Harrell and his brother-in-law Les Nichols of H&N Farms in the Florida panhandle. It started as an endeavor to proof that quality grass finished … [Read More...]

New Devon Book Now Available

Jeremy Engh with his wife, Jill, has authored a new book on Devon Cattle. The book is DEVON CATTLE Perfect for Pasture, Perfect for Plate and is available through Amazon.com or can be ordered from Jeremy himself. Jeremy is the management leader of Lakota Ranch which is owned by Jeremy and his … [Read More...]

Forrest Pritchard will be Featured Speaker at Fall Conference

The 2014 Fall Conference in Kentucky will have Forrest Pritchard has the featured speaker. Mr. Pritchard and his family own and operate Smith Meadows Farm at Berryville, VA and produce grass raised/finished beef, pork and chicken along with free range eggs. They sell their products at the major … [Read More...]

Advertising Deadline for May 2014 DEVON USA

The next issue of DEVON USA is scheduled to go to the printer in early May. Our magazine editor, Guille Yearwood, needs to receive all submissions and other information by April 7. This will also be the deadline for submitting all advertising. Please send all submissions and advertising to Guille … [Read More...]

Cattle Prices Must Go Up—via Marginal Cost of Production

I routinely read at least a dozen cattle and agricultural periodicals and magazines, and many of them have recently cited the continuing decline of the US Cattle Herd numbers. Currently, the US Beef herd stands at 29 million head, which represents the smallest herd since 1962, and a decrease of .9% … [Read More...]

New Dates for RDUSA Fall Conference and Sale

In the last issue of DEVON USA magazine RDUSA president Greg Hickl reported that the Fall Conference and Sale for 2014 will be hosted by Brookview Farm at Winchester, Ky. The dates at that time were Sept. 18-20. In Greg’s last “Letter from the President” he noted that at a more recent board of … [Read More...]

RDUSA Hired New Administrative Secretary

Last fall the RDUSA board of directors hired Sarah Wilkerson to fill the part time position of Administrative Secretary. In this position, Sarah will take the minutes at board meetings and conference call meetings, dispense information to members via regular mail and email, and assume other general … [Read More...]

RDUSA Starts New Advertising Campaign

The new advertising campaign is under way with excellent results. In the last issue of DEVON USA Greg Hickl reported that the board had budgeted $25,000 for advertising and promotions. Jeff Moore of Georgia volunteered to head this effort with the Breed Promotions Committee and has already placed … [Read More...]