Red Devon, USA utilizes CLRC (Canadian Livestock Registry Corp) for our registration needs. CLRC offers many registration services, such as application verification, ownership transfers and tattoo registration. All devon breeders and registered animal pedigrees can be found on the CLRC web site. Breeders can be searched by state, owner, farm name, etc.
It is our feeling that we have the purest gene pool of all beef breeds, and because of this we want to take every effort to ensure that this gene pool remains pure. You, as the members of this organization, have overwhelmingly voted in support of the DNA program.
Any animal born after January 1, 2015 must have a hair sample collected and submitted for registration. This animal does not have to be parent verified, it must simply have its DNA stored on file so that all future generations can be verified against it. Furthermore, any bull that is used for breeding after January 1, 2015 must have a hair sample on file with VGL. Calves that are born after January 1,of 2016 must be verified against their sire. The policy was designed to ease the economic burden on breeders, but to ensure the integrity and purity of our breed for generations to come.
How to DNA and register your Devon cattle, by Lavonne Hickl
Why register your cattle?
When you register your cattle, you increase the value of your animals on multiple fronts. Knowing the genetics of your cattle provides a level of expectation during the breeding process. Additionally, registration preserves ancestry of the animal. He's not "just a bull" and she's not "just a cow." They have specific bloodlines that offer different opportunities for top genetics. Red Devon cattle have remained remarkedly pure and our DNA parentage requirement continues to differentiate the breed and maintain purity. Finally, registration increases the monetary value of your animals. Buyers don't just buy "heads of cattle." They buy cattle that will produce the results they seek. Registered animals allow buyers to purchase cattle with confidence.