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Potheridge President - North (Red) Devon - CCGP Bull of the Month

Potheridge President - North (Red) Devon

This month’s profile is a North Devon bull named “Potheridge President”.

Potheridge President is arguably one of the most notable North (Red) Devon bulls imported into North America. Sired by Potheridge Ransom and Potheridge Dainty 9th, he was imported from England into the US in 1968 and his seedstock was imported into Canada shortly thereafter. He was the first Devon bull to become a Certified Meat Sire and won every category for production, reproduction, and meat quality in the American ABS trials in the late 1960s.  His genetics are highly influential in North American Devon cattle which are known for their efficient growth on grass forage and were known as “the Butcher’s Choice” because of the meat tenderness, taste and juiciness. Although there are few Red Devon pure bred herds in Canada, his genetics have been influential in many commercial crossbred programs.

The Canadian Cattle Genome Project is focused on bringing cost effective genomics (DNA) tools to Canada’s beef producers to improve producer profitability and efficiencies in beef production. We are gathering samples from animals that have the greatest genetic influence on Canadian cattle herds for DNA sequencing and genotyping. Over the next few months we will highlight bulls included in the project that helped establish their respective breeds in Canada. These articles will be published in the Canadian Cattlemen Beef Magazine.

Next month we will feature the Limousin bull "Seven Forty Seven" who is also involved in the Canadian Cattle Genome Project.

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