Posted Nov 12, 2013
Angus cattle are a nice all around animal for the hobby farm or homestead. They have excellent meat quality and are good mothers. If you happen to have a family cow of the Jersey breed, consider using an Angus bull. The Angus/Jersey cross is one of the best beef eating experiences you will have, especially if it is grassfed and allowed to mature to about two years of age. Although they are typically gentle natured, don't expect a cow of any breed who has not been accustomed to human contact to be gentle, docile, tame or servile. In fact, expect quite the opposite. Do not turn a child loose with cattle, especially one who is completely new to cattle. If buying a steer for a 4-H project, it might be a good idea for the first timer to begin with a steer calf that is already halter broken. Angus finish more uniformly than some other breeds. The Low Line breed is a smaller version of the Angus breed, ideal for the hobbyist and small acreage.