This breed of cattle is known as North Devon cattle, Ruby Red or Devon Ruby. The ruby and red names are inspired by their red coat. They originate from the county of Devon and are related to the ancient red bovines of England of which several other ‘red’ breeds of cattle are also descended from. The first official record of this breed is from 1850 when the Devon herd book was created. They have been traditionally used for both milk and beef production, however are now predominantly bred as beef cattle.