Specifications of Angus heifers
- Age pregnant heifers: between 24-32 months at time of calving
- Age open heifers: 6-12 months
- Pedigree registered
- Beef production
The first roots of the Angus breed cattle / livestock ( Aberdeen Angus) can be found in the early 18th century as the black coloured and polled beefbreed in the region of North East Scotland.
The first Angus Herdbooks “The Herdbook” (1862) and ” The Society” (1879), gives information about the 1st innovative group of official Angus breeders and farmers.
The Herdbook tells the story of Mr Hugh Watson
Mr. Hugh Watson started in 1808 breeding black local breed of excellent quality and character. He could be considered as the founder of the Angus breed. He gathered stock from everywhere, but recognized as polled animals with black colour and of high quality. Mr Watson had a favorite Angus breed bull named: Old Jock, born in 1842 and sired by Grey-Breasted Jock. Old Jock got Nr 1. in the Scotch Herdbook when it was founded.
Also his best Angus Cow: Old Granny, born in 1824 , produced 29 calves and lived for 35 years. The bloodlines of both Angus bull Old Jock and Angus cow Old Granny, we still see in today’s Angus herds everywhere in the world.
Another pioneer in the history of the Angus family
Mr William McCombie took over the farm of Tillyfour in Aberdeenshire in 1924 , and founded a herd of Keillor blood. He became well known for his excellent breeding structure and well organized documentation. The Angus cattle / livestock quality he bred became highly reputated in England and France.
The Angus cattle / livestock have a black or red colour. Named Black Angus or Red Angus. Just a little white part can appear on the udder. Angus cattle / livestock calve easily, are naturally polled and have a strong body structure including hooves and legs.
The Angus cattle / livestock adapts easily to all climates and all farming conditions from extreme warm to extreme cold weather. Countries with high humidity, insects and illnesses are much better taken by the Angus breed as other breeds. An Angus heifer has the natural genes, to have an early maturity and regular fertility. Angus cows have a longevity, so at the age of 10 years old, producing calves is no exclusivity.
Angus cattle / livestock is well known for their excellent feed conversion. They produce natural marbling for soft and tender meat. A research shows: compared with other beef breeds; that Angus cross calves have the lowest birth weights, grow similar in the feedlot, but have finished for slaughtering as the earliest and produce beef with the most marbling.
Export and import of Angus heifers
After exporting Angus cattle / livestock to elsewhere in the world, the Angus cattle / livestock became an international grazing beef breed, they are the dominant beef breed in the USA, Canada, Argentina, Russia, Kazakhstan, New Zealand and Australia.