Angus cattle

Angus calf with its mother

The Angus cattle, also known as Black Angus, or Aberdeen Angus is a Scottish breed of black hornless cattle.[1] They come from the counties of Aberdeen and Angus. It is a medium-sized to large breed, with the cows' weights averaging around 1000 lbs and bulls' weights averaging from 1800 to 2000 lbs. Cattle are mostly black and naturally polled or hornless. They are commonly raised in Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada, South America and the British Isles. It is the most popular beef breed in the United States.


  1. Breeds of Livestock - Angus Cattle, in Department of Animal Science - Oklahoma State University. Retrieved on January 15 2016, from