Building up a high quality herd capable of meeting demand takes time! Darren & Liz Barlow started rearing South Devon Cattle upon moving to Warslow in 2005. South Devon Cattle are Known as “the Gentle Giant”, the South Devon is the largest of the native British cattle breeds well known for its maternal and fantastic beef qualities. With a light red coat, they were a powerfully built breed and considered as triple purpose – for the production of rich milk and butterfat and good beef, finely grained and marbled and were relied upon to pull ploughshares until well into the 19th century. Intra-muscular fat helps to keep the beef succulent during cooking, and the animals do not tend to run to excess external fat and give a wonderful finely grained and marbled meat with an unmatched taste.