Angus Cattle Breed

Angus Cattle Breed, Angus Cow -

Angus Cattle Breed


The Angus breed originated in Scotland, and was then introduced into Australia in the early 20th century. This breed has existed for over 1000 years, and has been used in the beef cattle industry ever since.


Angus are popular in the higher rainfall areas of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia. Their numbers are increasing in northern Australia, and in other lower rainfall areas.


The Angus is a moderate-sized, muscular animal renowned for its carcase quality. It is widely used in crossbreeding to improve the carcase and milking ability of other breeds. They are a preferred cow breed for high-quality beef markets because of their tendency to marble, white fat, and bright-red lean meat. Angus cattle are a breed of cattle that have a solid black color, but can have a small amount of white behind their navel. Angus mature earlier than other British breeds, but larger, longer-maturing animals have been selected in some herds.