Patron: HRH Prince Charles

Genomic EBVs launched significant move forward for the South Devon breed

South Devon: first beef breed in the UK to incorporate genomic information in BREEDPLAN genetic evaluation.

With the release of results from their August 2022 BREEDPLAN evaluation, the South Devon Herd Book Society (SDHBS) has become the first beef breed using BREEDPLAN in the UK to incorporate genomic information in the calculation of Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) and accuracy of their registered population.

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The Society is greatly saddened by the death of Queen Elizabeth 11

The Society is greatly saddened by the death of Queen Elizabeth 11, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family, our nation, and the Commonwealth.  May she rest in peace after her lifetime of service.  

Our Society Patron, formerly HRH The Prince of Wales, is successor to the throne and has become King Charles 111.  Long live the King!

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Breed Records Smashed at Lumbylaw Dispersal

The dispersal of the main portion of the Lumbylaw herd of over 200 South Devons was a flying success for the breed and the breeder.  After 50 years of breeding pedigree South Devons Robert & Sally Lee took the decision to retire and commissioned Kivells at Exeter to conduct the dispersal of the herd.

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