Angus Cattle

Angus cattle (including both Black and Red Angus) are a beef breed that has its origins in Scotland. Renowned for top-quality beef and adaptability to various conditions in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, this beef breed is the most internationally acclaimed, and the most popular beef breed in America and Australia. Information on these black (and red) cattle can be shared and exchanged here.

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How can you find restaurants that are going out of business and selling their equipment?

Go to your local newspaper, and search for the right place for you or use your local craiglist.

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What is the age of a black angus bull?

Well this is a very ambiguous question. An Angus bull can be any age, from 0 at birth to 15 years old or older.

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Is black angus beef lean?

It can be, typically grass fed angus beef is leaner than the grain fed variety.

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What are the general prices for a registered Angus bull?

The price of a registered Angus bull is all dependant on his physical appeal to you (what are some things that he has the your herd lacks) and the Expected Progeny Difference (EPD). Look for things this bull has that you lack. If what you need is not the norm, your bull might be cheaper if he has less of the more common traits and more of what you need. If you are buying by the lb, you'll either get a great deal or over pay. If you have a small herd of no more than 10 cows, don't buy a bull, either get a share of one or get your cattle artificially inseminated. This is way cheaper and a lot more efficient. If want a straight answer, research @ the Angus Association or ask a local breeder. Make sure to research costs of AI. You can ask your vet as well.

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It all depends on what you're looking for and what the breeders will be selling for. Some guys can have bulls that go for as little as $2000, whereas others will go for more than $50,000. Even though you haven't asked why prices are so variable for registered bulls, I think it's worth sharing on here.

Most that have bulls selling for over $50,000 are those that are looking for profits. There are a lot of Angus bulls out there that shouldn't even be bulls, and it can be the most expensive ones that have the poorest conformation, temperament, libido, fertility, or even failed their BBSE tests. There are even "Angus" bulls that seem to be purebred, but are in fact composites. You won't know unless a) you ask or b) you find out the hard way when get some "surprises" from his calves when you breed him to your commercial cross-bred cows.

Every bull is different. No two bulls are the same, and many bulls that you look at may not be the ones you want. Look at their EPDs, the sire and dam (if you are getting a yearling bull for your cows or heifers), and conformation. I don't believe that bulls that have a "less common trait" are cheaper; as a matter of fact it's the opposite. There are more breeders out there that are looking for and demanding bulls that have more common traits, which makes the prices not go up, but go down, making them cheaper. The rarer ones are more expensive because they are not in such high demand.

Most of the time you will get a bull that is of good quality and a bargain to buy, but please find out why that bull was such a bargain. Ask the breeder you're buying from for recent semen test analyses of that bull, or if they haven't got one done on him, get one done before you buy. Chances are that bargain bull may be a dud. But there are other chances that the seller simply doesn't see it fair to sell a bull for more than he's worth; this is where price bartering may come into play. And like I said before, some producers will sell a bull for more than he's worth, which can be a rip-off.

Do your research, check out different Angus registry assocations like the AAA if you live in the USA, the CAA if you live in Canada (Alberta Angus Association has the same acronym as the American Angus Association, so keep that in mind), or any other Angus registery websites if you live in other parts of the world. And there are many Angus breeders around, so shop around and don't get suckered into anything too soon.

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What is the weight of a Black Angus cow?

An Angus cow can weigh anywhere from 950 lbs to 1800 lbs, more or less, but have an average weight of around 1500 lbs.

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What is the average height of angus beef cattle?

Average height of an Angus cow is 5 to 6 feet at the shoulder, with bulls averaging around +6 ft. Larger-framed animals will be taller than shorter or small-framed Angus cattle (also called "low-line Angus").

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What part of the cow does angus beef come from?

Angus beef does not come from any part of any cow, but comes from a BREED of cattle (or cows) called Angus.

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What are all the different breeds of cows?

There are both beef and dairy breeds (over 900 breeds in the world):

- Holstein

- Hereford

- Brahman

- Red Sindhi

- Sahiwal

- Tharparkar

- Dajal

- Brown Swiss

- Angus

- Red Angus

- Ancient White Park

- American White Park

- Canadienne

- Dutch Belted

- Florida Cracker/Pineywoods

- Milking Shorthorn

- Red Poll

- Galloway

- Belted Galloway

- Guernsey

- Devon (aka Beef Devon or North Devon)

- Scottish Highland

- Kerry

- Randall (aka Randall Lineback)

- Jersey

- Guernsey

- Ayrshire

- Charolais

- Chianina

- Simmental (red, black and Fleckvieh)

- Limousin (traditional, red, and black)

- Shorthorn

- South Devon

- Pinzgauer

- Brangus

- Red Brangus

- Charbray

- Simbrah

- Santa Gertrudis

- Senepol

- Beefmaster

- Belgian Blue

- Belgian Red

- Piedmontese

- Welsh Black

- Dexter

- Texas Longhorn

- English Longhorn

- Hays Converter

- American

- Ranger

- Beefalo

- Maine Anjou

- Chiangus

- Salers

- Murray Grey

- Aubrac

- Corriente

- Gelbvieh

- Barzona

- Afrikaner

- Ankole

- Watusi

- Ankole-Watusi

- Wagyu

- Tarentiase

- Tuli

- Santa Cruz

- Romagnola

- Normande

- Nelore

- Zebu

- Marchigiana

- Indu-Brazilian

- Gyr (also spellled Gir)

- Droughtmaster

- Buelingo

- British White

- Braford

- Balancer

- Belmont Red

- Blonde d'Aquitaine

- Bonsmara

- Brahmousin

- Braunvieh

- Luing

- Milking Devon

- Nguni

- Club Calf

- Black Maximizer

- Beefmaker

- Speckle Park

- Barzona

- Santa Cruz

...and many many more can be found below.
There are over 900 breeds of cattle in the world, the following list is just a few.

  • Charolais
  • Hereford
  • Simmental
  • Red and Black Angus
  • Limousin
  • Shorthorn
  • Milking Shorthorn
  • Galloway
  • Belted Galloway
  • Highland
  • Texas Longhorn
  • Dexter
  • Holstein
  • Jersey
  • Canadienne
  • White Park
  • Guernsey
  • Red and White Holstein
  • Ayrshire
  • Beefalo
  • Beefmaster
  • Belgian Blue
  • Blonde d'Aquitane
  • Bonsmara
  • Braford
  • Brahman
  • Brahmousin
  • Brangus
  • Braunvieh
  • British White
  • Brown Swiss
  • Miniature Hereford
  • Chianina
  • Devon
  • American Devon
  • South Devon
  • Droughtmaster
  • Gelbvieh
  • Lowline
  • Maine-Anjou
  • Murray Grey
  • Pinzguar
  • Salers
  • Shetland
  • Wagyu
  • Zebu
  • Dutch Belted
  • Dutch Freisian
  • Holstein-Freisian
  • Hungarian Grey


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What color is black angus cattle's skin?


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How many offspring can Angus cows have?

They usually have one a year. Twins occur only 0.1% of the time. Sometimes they may even have triplets.

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Are all black cows angus?

No. There are many other breeds that are all black, such as Kerry, Dexter, black Holsteins, Brangus, Jamaican Black, etc. Charolais, Gelbvieh, Simmental, Maine Anjou, Salers and Limousin also are a breed that have black cattle.

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What are some carcass traits of Angus cattle?

Angus cattle have excellent marbling, meat is tender, and tend to have a high muscle:fat ratio.

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Where does angus come from?

Angus cattle are a Scottish breed of beef cattle that originated from Scotland.

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How much do angus beef cattle sell for?

Angus Beef prices vary from region to region depending on a variety of factors such as weight, physical stature, appearance, age, market...etc.

With that in mind, history tells us that prices at a livestock auction range from $.95 per pound to $1.06 per pound on average. You can expect to pay on the higher end of the prices for younger, lighter cattle including steers and heifers that are around, say, 400-500 lbs and the lower end of price per pound for 1000-1200 lb finisher or feedlot steers or heifers. Heifers will bring a ;ower price than steers. Mature cows and bulls will sell for even less per pound, however if you buy registered cattle off of a ranch or farm, you might have to expect to pay a little more for them than the market prices. A dispersal sale at an auction will have variable prices depending if the farm or ranch is selling bred heifers, 3-in-1's (bred cow with calf at side), bulls, young weanling steers and heifers, dry preg cows, open cull cows or open cull heifers.

For a more accurate local price, call your local livestock auctioneers.

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What is the gestation period of an Aberdeen Angus cow?

Since this question has already been answered already in two separate questions, provided in "Related Questions" below, the answer would be the same: around 280 to 285 days in length.

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What is the gestation period of an Angus cow?

Angus cattle tend to have short gestation periods, ranging from 260 to 280 days in length. However, this can be the exception rather than the rule. Because Angus are so popular and wide-spread, it shouldn't come to a surprise that some strains may have average or slightly long gestation periods ranging from 280 to 290 days long.

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At what age do you breed Angus cattle?

The puberty stage takes place at the 11-16th month periods and normally at 15 months they are at a size at which they are ready to be bred. Some heifers might have been born later in the year, or might be smaller in size so they will not be able to be bred as soon as other heifers that are larger or born earlier. Thus, in more technical terms, most heifers should weigh around 60% or more of the cowherd weight average in order to qualify as being the right age or time to be bred. However, at about a year old, the cow loses her baby teeth, which would not be an appropriate time to breed cattle because she can't eat properly to provide milk. Consider waiting until about 20 months of age.

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Is Black Angus in reference to black angus steak a registered trademark?

Not in the USA. In fact, the term "black angus" is a breed of cattle, and as such would be a descriptive term dedicated to the public domain (not proprietary) with respect to beef. However, an unusual combination with "black angus" or a suggestive or arbitrary reference could become a trademark, especially if applied outside of the red meat trades (e.g., Black Angus has been registered for whiskey, cutlery and pet food). Similarly, "Stuart Anderson's Black Angus Restaurant" has a family of brands, registered since the 1960s.

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What are the disadvantages of Angus cattle?

Angus is a highly popular breed in North America, especially in the USA, which takes over the aspect of wanting to raise something else besides some breed that has a black hide on it. They're also thin skinned and black, making them very poorly adapted to tropical climates that Brahman cattle thrive in, Angus cattle can also be a bit flighty or have more nasty-tempered bulls and cows than other more calmer breeds like Hereford or Shorthorn, depending on genetics. Also, some people don't care for the heavy marbling and bland taste of Angus beef. Other disadvantages include:

  • Increased popularity means more animals are being raised have a high chance of being very poor quality cattle, but this differs from one cattleperson to another.
  • Increased popularity and a higher population means that more genetic deformities are apt to occur
  • Increase in popularity means far more selection for much larger animals.
  • As mentioned above, lack of docility and bad temperament may be a problem for those new to raising cattle, making it not a desirable breed for a beginner, especially if they do not do their research beforehand.
  • Too many variations as far as rate of maturity, fertility and conformation is concerned due to a popular demand in this breed.
  • Some strains are more early maturing than desired, others are more late-maturing than desired.
  • Angus cattle are just as able to have problems with prolapses, huge calves that require C-section or a hard pull, pinkeye, cancer-eye and other disorders that other breeds have been known for
  • Angus breed is not 100% pure, unlike what the American Angus Association likes to make most believe. There are undeniably infusions of several breeds into this breed to help improve (or "improve") it, being Holsteins/Freisians, Shorthorns, Jerseys, Chianina and possibly other Continentals like Maine Anjou and Limousin. There are certain strains that are more terminal than the traditional Scottish Angus are, and others that are more dairy than traditional Angus are or should be.
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What is the gestation period of a Red Angus cow?

Same as the Black Angus cow, which is an average of around 280 to 285 days long.

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How many months before black angus bull can breed?

most bulls are fertile by 12 months and can service anytime after that

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What is the market price for black angus cattle?

That all depends on where you are selling or buying them. Location plays a huge role in cattle prices.

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What is the lifespan of a red angus?

A typical Red Angus cow would have an average lifespan of 10 to 15 years of age.

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What is the average weight of an angus calf?

Depends on its age and sex. Older calves weigh more than younger calves; male calves weigh more than heifer calves. Average birth weight is around 60 to 80 lbs.


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