Acquired: Bred animal myself
Posted Jun 13, 2013
Have owned and raised Black Angus cattle off and on for over thirty. I like their hardiness and their easy calving. The calves have small heads and shoulders and slip out easily. In all my years of owning Angus, I've only had to pull one calf, and that one had died in the womb.
Angus can be hard to handle as individuals, but in loose herds they drive and work easily. Here in East Texas we worm cattle twice a year - in April and October. Good strong working pens are needed, but we are set up for them so usually the worming is done by running the cattle into a long narrow chute three or four at a time and pouring the wormer on their backs. At the same time, if any doctoring is needed that is taken care of.