South Devon Cattle Society of New Zealand

2021 AGM

50 years of South Devons in NZ

April saw the New Zealand South Devon society celebrate their 50th anniversary in New PLymouth. Prior to the celebrations the membership toured Taranaki and the King Country, hosted by Caroline and Peter Foss.

New Zealand Agriculture Show Success.

Julia and Stewart Eden had a very successful show with Java Tonka Nikita winning the junior meat and wool cup. She followed this up with winning the All Breeds Heifer class!! Richard and Denise Van Asch also enjoyed a successful week, with Burtergill Bentley. Winning the Senior Meat and Wool Cup (Supreme Beef Exhibit) and … Read more

Presidents Trophy

This years winner was awarded for his amazing show results, winning both the Senior and Junior Beef Meat & Wool Cups and Overall Beef Exhibit at the 2018 New Zealand A&P Show (formally Canterbury A&P). Congratulations Richard Van Asch. Trophy presented by Bridget Lowry, Board Member.

2019 AGM and Herd Tour

This years AGM was held in Canterbury, Tuesday 2nd – Thursday 4th April. Our Tour included Bus Tour around Christchurch Post 2011 Earthquake. Rosehill Stud, owned by Alister and Jeanette Maxwell. Mt Hutt AGM on Wednesday night. Congratulations to Richard Van Asch, President and Mark Eagle, Vice President. Thursdays tours included Jeff Hockings Trethvas Stud, … Read more

Upper Clutha A&P Show. 2019

Due to the large number of calves entered, it was decided to split the bull and heifer classes up into Junior and Senior. Results will be published in the Newsletter. This year a total of 16 South Devons represented the breed at Wanaka’s Upper Clutha Show. For the South this is the last show for … Read more

Big Win For Loch Lomond Stud

Southland A&P held their first ever On Farm Beef and Dairy judging last week (21/2/19). Due to M Bovis here in New Zealand our Cattle classes have taken a huge hit with many Shows choosing not to hold classes. 2018 should of seen Invercargill (Southland A&P) celebrate their 150th anniversary, with which they did celebrate … Read more

NZ Agriculture Show Meat and Wool Cup winner holding up well

NZ Agriculture Show Meat and Wool Cup winner holding up well 28 November 2018 Blenheim police constable Richard van Asch (second from left) was pleased to win the supreme animal title at the New Zealand Agricultural Show with his 9-year-old South Devon cow with calf at foot, led by Greg Cottam (left), of Springbank, near … Read more

Wainuka Bull Sale, Southland

Four prominent Southland bull breeders will be joining forces on May 30th 2018. The inaugural Hauroko Valley Bull Sale will be held at Waiau Hereford Stud, Lilburn Valley, Western Southland, at 1.00pm.