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American Milking Devon Cattle Josie and Molly "Josie" & "Mary"

OGF incorporated American Milking Devon cattle into our breeds conservation program with the arrival of two strikingly beautiful heifers from Mount Vernon, Mary and Josey, in 2006. In the intervening years we have increased out herd to eight cows and have closed the herd.

The Milking Devon is extinct in its native England. The American Milking Devon is a direct descendant from the foundation stock first brought to colonial New England in 1623. It was favored for its tri-purposes: rich milk, lean flavorful meat, and draft. Found only in the U.S. and numbering less than 1,000 cows, the American Milking Devon is listed as a critically endangered rare breed by The Breeds Conservancy.

Handled with kindness, the American Milking Devon is a docile breed, medium in size and red in color, ranging from a deep mahogany to a light chestnut. They have medium size light colored horns. American Milking Devon thrive in a grass-based environment and in a wide range of climates. They have long been recognized for their intelligence, long productive lives, ease of calving, rich milk, and lean flavorful meat.

Our heifer calves are sold as breeding stock, frequently to small homestead, family-oriented farms. We select only exceptional bull calves to sell as herd sires. We sell the remainder of our male calves for either use as oxen or to be grown out as beef.

OGF Breeding Philosophy

We are dedicated to a breeding program designed to:

Over the years we have had the benefit of being able to use numerous bulls. None impressed us more that Carolina Allen (see picture below) and, more importantly, his offspring are even more impressive. We have at this time four Allen daughters and three granddaughters from different dams. In 2014 we acquired a bull, Carolina Confederate (pictured below), a son of Allen’s full sister Carolina Rose. With this genetic nucleus, began a line-breeding breeding strategy. We incorporated semen from three distantly related bulls into our breeding program beginning in 2017.

Why line-breeding? Simply, line-breeding increases the probability of future offspring inheriting the desirable qualities of their parents, locking those desirable qualities into their DNA, and passing them on to future generations.

What is special about this line? They are long-bodied, well-muscled, excellent temperament and excellent milkers. These are the qualities that we offer you with our OGF Virginia Devons.

The value of our line-breeding program was independently validated at the 2018 Mid-Atlantic AMD Regional Show where OGF was awarded the Premier Breeder Award. Below are pictures of several of OGF’s Virginia Devons.

Below are pictures of several of OGF’s Virginia Devons:

Governor "OGF Virginia Governor" Champion Bull
Grand Champion AMD
Diana "OGF Virginia Diana" Champion Junior Heifer

Cornelia "OGF Virginia Cornelia" Reserve Champion Yearling Heifer April "OGF Virginia April" Reserve Champion Cow
& Reserve Grand Champion Female

Duke "OGF Virginia Duke" Reserve Champion Bull cornelia "OGF Virginia Cornelia" Reserve Champion Yearling Heifer
& Reserve Grand Champion Female

Mercy"Mercy" Grand Champion Female 2017 AV State Fair Cornelia "OGF Virginia Cornelia" Champion Junior Female 2017 VA State Fair

corinne and constantina Corinne & Constantina at 12 months 2018 calves at 30 days 2018 calves at 30 days

Charles "OGF Virginia Charles" at 40 days Constantina "OGF Virginia Constantina" at 30 days


Iris "Iris" Mathilda "Mathilda"

Laura "Laura"
2-Year old granddaughter of Carolina Allen
Carolina Confederate "Carolina Confederate"
at 3 years

Carolina Allen "Carolina Allen" Carolina Gjerpen "OGF Carolina Gjerpen" at 90 days out of Iris by
Confederate. Sold to Old Crowe Farm, Red Oak VA

Mathilda's Bull Calf at 6 weeks Mathilda's bull calf at 6 weeks OGF Carolina Borgia  Junior and Grand Champion 2016 Virginia State Fair "OGF Carolina Borgia" 2016 VA State Fair
Junior Champion and Grand Champion

Quincy Colonial Williamsburg Quincy (10350)

We work hard to ensure that we produce the very best representatives of the breed and take great pride when our customers express their satisfaction

Terry Scoggin, Madison, GA 2015

“In the Spring of 2015, we decided to purchase a registered American Milking Devon (AMD) heifer.  After contacting several breeders we decided to purchase our heifer from Mr. Larson.  We felt very comfortable working with him as he was very knowledgeable and patient with all our questions.
When we arrived at Old Gjerpen farm, all of the livestock was calm and non-fearful in nature.  It was quite pleasing when we saw our heifer for the first time.  She was everything Richard said she was and more.  Our heifer was gentle, as she was said to be, even to the point that after about three weeks of being on our farm, I put her in the yoke with one of our other heifers and after only 45 minutes of training she was working as expected.  We are very pleased with our heifer and would purchase more AMD cattle from Richard.”

Lester Lapp, Bird-In-Hand, PA, writing about the two heifer calves and a yearling heifer purchased from OGF in 2010.

"I was impressed with the health, size and nature of the heifers I received from you. Thank You."