Direction of use
The Angus cattle have a high dressing percentage, fine fibrous and good marbled meat and the breed-typical yellow colour of the fat. This breed is early maturing, easy calving and has a good breeding performance. In addition, animals of this breed are robust when it comes to harsh weather conditions and very good natured, peaceful, undemanding and adaptable.
Statistics & Distribution
- Austria: 12,200 animals
- Breed proportion in Austria: 0.62%
Angus cattle are distributed worldwide. In addition to numerous European countries, they are also kept in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Ø Beef performance:
|Daily weight gain (g)|
|200 days||365 days|
|M||1 057.2||1 040.3|
Control farms (Herds): 84
Height (cm, Ø): 137
Weight (kg, Ø): 650
Animals in control farms: 3,339
Registered cows: 1,197
Origin: Scotland (GB)
Area of origin: The breed originated in the North East of Scotland in the shires of Aberdeen and Angus. Excavations show that polled cattle already existed back then.
End of the 18th century: Start of focused breeding
1862: Publication of the first herd book
1878: Export of the first animals to the U.S. and other countries
1950: Export of the first animals to Germany
1980s: First Angus breeders in Austria