OGF is pleased to announce the addition of Milking Devon Cattle to our farm. Two strikingly beautiful heifers from Mount Vernon, Mary and Josey, arrived at OGF in 2006. We added two more cows to the OGF herd, Iris and Mathilda, from National Colonial Farm in 2010
The Milking Devon is extinct in its native England. The American Milking Devon is a direct descendant from the foundation stock brought to colonial New England beginning in 1623 where it was favored for its tri-purposes: rich milk, lean flavorful meat, and draft. Found only in the U.S. and numbering around 500 cows, the Milking Devon is listed as a critically endangered rare breed by ALBC.
Handled with kindness, the Milking Devon is a docile breed, medium in size and red in color, ranging from a deep mahogany to a light chestnut. They have medium size light colored horns. Milking Devons thrive in a grass-based environment and in a wide range of climates. They have long been recognized for their intelligence, long productive lives, ease of calving, rich milk, and lean flavorful meat.
Mary and Mathilda are daughters of Colonial Williamsburg Quincy. Iris is a daughter of Davis' Carolina Allen (pictured below). Both Iris and Mathilda are bred to Gryffon's Aerie Jack (pictured below) and due to calf again in October 2011.
We work hard to ensure that we produce the very best representatives of the breed and take great pride when our customers express their satisfaction
Lester Lapp, Bird-In-Hand, PA, writing about the two heifer calves and a yearling heifer purchased from OGF in 2010.
"I was impressed with the health, size and nature of the heifers I received from you. Thank You."
Currently we have two heifer calves available for purchase - OGF 4 (DOB 12/13/10) and OGF 5 (DOB 7/1/11). Both heifers were sired by Meadow Brook Gabe. Both are beautiful, structurally correct, long-bodied feminine heifers.
Contact us for pricing.