devon

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by Unregistered-1427815803, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. hi, anyone ever owned a milking devon or know of this breed? oxen? thanks nfp
     
  2. HoosierDeb

    HoosierDeb Well-Known Member

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    I know of a farm in MN that is selling out their herd. The prices seem reasonable and if I was set up for them I'd think about buying some of them. They're red, mid-size cattle and have been used a lot in New England for oxen. Supposed to be easy calving and gentle.. but I've never met one personally.. just what I"ve read.

    DebF
     

  3. Jena

    Jena Well-Known Member

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    I have some South Devon cattle. I love them. They are a different breed than just plain Devon. I'm not real sure what a milking devon is, though I have heard people refer to them.

    Jena
     
  4. Jackpine Savage

    Jackpine Savage Well-Known Member

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    HoosierDeb, could you give me a contact for the farm in MN? I'm interested.
     
  5. HoosierDeb

    HoosierDeb Well-Known Member

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    Jackpine, I sent you a pm with the info.
     
  6. Mullers Lane Farm

    Mullers Lane Farm Well-Known Member

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    Sue's herd (in MN) is a great little herd, I was going to suggest her but see you beat me to it!

    We have a 15 year old Milking Devon ox. He is a gentle giant. I have a couple pictures here. You'll have to scroll down to the 5th & 6th pictures.
     
  7. lamaster

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    I have milking devons in WV and absolutely love them. They suit all my needs for milk, beef and draft. And yes, the herd in MN is in trouble and needs homes NOW. Laurie Maitre's 6 were placed this evening, but there are still 17 registered, rare breed animals that must find a new owner quickly or to the market they will go.... what a shame. I too wish I had more acreage and more $$. There is also a 3YO heifer for sale in SC if that's closer to you. Check out these web sites for more information on the breed:

    http://www.newholland.com/na/news/nhn/Mar01/V47No2_1.htm

    http://www.madbbs.com/users/timhull/devon.htm

    http://www.milkingdevons.org/

    http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/cattle/milkingdevon/index.htm
     
  8. thanks for all the info will try contracts... thanks again nfp if you want to give my e-mail thats fine nfpritchard@aol.com nfp
     
  9. this is nfp again, my cookies are still messed-up could you send me info on herd e-mail is above thanks nfp
     
  10. I believe that I have purchased two family groups from the herd of Milking Devons in southern Minnesota; I will see her tomorrow to finalize the deal. Such a nice lady and fine cattle.

    I am still in the market for a half dozen registered Dexters and as many Highland cows if the price and quality are right.

    I own a 100 acres and have just retired from teaching so now I can pursue my life long dream of having 30 or 40 head of registered cattle to keep me busy.

    Thanks to those of you who mentioned the Minnesota herd of Milking Devons.

    Haggis @ Wolf Cairn Moor
     
  11. argo

    argo Active Member

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    Please send me the contact info for the devon herd


    argo
     
  12. lamaster

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    Congratuations Haggis!

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