The Ruby Devon is recognised for its ability to produce the very finest of beef on a low input system.
It is certainly true that Red Ruby Devon Beef is probably the best you can buy and at Smallicombe it is hung for three weeks to mature adding to the superb flavour and texture of the meat.
Grass fed Ruby Devon beef simply cannot be beaten for marbling, texture, flavour and tenderness.
The balance of fat and meat is a vital factor in flavour.
Unlike modern breeds the Ruby Devon naturally lays down intra-muscular fat in the meat which produces wonderful marbled beef.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, the food writer and broadcaster who lives close by is also an owner of red Ruby Devon cattle and knows first hand the qualities of Red Ruby Devon beef.
” Red Ruby Devons are beautiful animals producing beautiful beef. When grass fed they have excellent marbling and superb flavour. As far as I’m concerned Red Ruby Devon beef is as good as it gets!’
The Smallicombe Herd has Red Ruby Devon beef available two or three times throughout the year.