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Show Success 2017

2017 was another exciting year for the Bagnell Herd:-

Bagnell Regent (born in 2016) won his class at the Bath & West and was sold at the Autumn Show & Sale to join Jim Dufosee's Blackhill Herd.

Bagnell Norma (heifer born 2015) was Female Champion and Reserve Breed Champion at the Bath & West.  She was also Breed Champion at Gillingham & Shaftesbury and Reserve Breed Champion at Melplash and ended the season as DCBS Reserve Female Champion.

At Dorset County, Bagnell Mermaid, with her calf at foot, was Reserve Female Champion and Reserve Breed Champion. 

And finally, at Dorset County in the Interbreed Class on the Sunday, the Bagnell Herd won the Interbreed Class for Native Beef Heifers.

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Welcome to Hillcombe Farm

Hillcombe Farm nestles on the eastern side of the Blackdown Hills and is a specialist pedigree Red Devon breeding farm where the Bagnell Herd are located.

Red Ruby Devon cattle are beautiful, docile animals. They are hardy and tolerate extremes of climate and are a great choice for conservation grazing as recommended by Natural England. The meat from these animals is tender and is unrivalled in texture and flavour. Red Ruby Devons are not only hardy and easy to manage but they are excellent, easy-calving, milky mothers.

Red Ruby Devon cattle originated in North Devon in the UK, but there are also large herds in New Zealand, Australia, Brazil and the USA, where they were first imported by the original settlers.

The Bagnell Herd has stock of the highest quality and breeds foundation stock for other Red Devon breeders.