Aberdeen-Angus cattle are famous for their easy to handle, docile nature.  Ease of calving and great maternal attributes minimises much of the stress associated with breeding cattle. Beef farming has its challenges and we are all seeking an easier life.

Angus Aberdeen herd

Aberdeen-Angus cattle have many benefits to the commercial beef farmer both commercially and in terms of lifestyle. Here are some of benefits of breeding Aberdeen-Angus cattle:

Commercially:
–  Aberdeen-Angus beef commands a premium price
–  The premium quality product is much loved by consumer and retailers
–  Strong consumer demand
–  The number one brand in the red meat sector

Management:
–  Great nature
–  Good strong growth rate
–  Unbeatable maternal attributes
–  Pleasure to breed
–  Good pelvic structure for ease of calving
–  Excellent conversion and fleshing ability

Angus Aberden and calf

The first great herds of Angus beef cattle in America were built up by purchasing stock directly from Scotland. Twelve hundred cattle alone were imported, mostly to the Midwest, in a period of explosive growth between 1878 and 1883. Over the next quarter of a century these early owners, in turn, helped start other herds by breeding, showing, and selling their registered stock.

If you would like to buy an Angus, check the link below for breeders:

United States of America: American Angus Association Breeders Searching Tool

United Kingdom: The Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society Sales List

Sources:

https://www.angus.org/

http://www.aberdeen-angus.co.uk/

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