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Why it's so good

It is certainly true that Red Ruby Devon Beef is probably the best beef you can buy.

Grass fed Red Ruby Devon beef simply can’t be beaten for marbling, texture, flavour and tenderness.

The balance of fat and meat is a vital factor in flavour.

There are also important health benefits to eating beef predominantly reared on a grass diet.  Meat from grass fed animals consist of health Omega-3 fatty acids which are an essential component of a healthy diet.  Beef which is predominantly reared on cereals (barley, oats, corn) comprises Omega-6 fatty acids which are undesirable for human health and development.

Unlike modern breeds, the Red Ruby Devon naturally lays down intra-muscular fat in the meat which produces wonderful marbled beef.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, food writer and broadcaster, is also an owner of Red Rubies and knows first hand the qualities of Red Ruby 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! 

Alan Williams, michelin starred chef, and winner of the 2012 National Chef of the Year award sources Red Ruby Devon beef from the west country for his famed London restaurant "Alyn Williams at The Westbury" 

"Red Ruby Devon beef is properly good.  When you cook it, the difference in quality is easy to see.  I believe it is down to the fine grained texture of this slown grown beef  which helps it cook much better, maintaining succulence and flavour.  The real WOW factor becomes apparent in the eating:  Red Ruby Devon beef is so flavoursome and because it's cased in a good layout of its own fat, it cooks wonderfully well."

To find a source of Red Ruby Devon beef local to you, go to our Buying Beef page, or for the whole story on what makes great beef, download The Great British Beef Recipe

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Devon Cattle Breeders' Society
Blacklake Farm
East Hill
Ottery St Mary
EX11 1QA

01404 812800