Acquired: Worked with animal (didn’t own)
Oklahoma, United States
Posted Mar 10, 2014
My time working with Angus cattle was brief, but in that short time, I learned that Angus have a number of superior traits. If I ever decided to raise cows full time, this would be my breed of choice for many reasons.
Angus cows breed well. They throw calves easily, can breed back sooner than some cows, and they are excellent mothers. The calves grow off quickly, and the beef is of the highest quality.
Cross-breeding Angus with other breeds can actually eradicate certain health issues. Because of their dark coloring, Angus tolerate heat well, can thrive in the cold, and are practically immune to some of the eye and hoof issues seen in other breeds.
As an added bonus, especially to beginners, Angus are exceptionally docile. Even large herds can be trained, and they like human interaction.
Angus beef is always in high demand, so there is no worrying about how well your beef will sell on the market. Since they have a great feed-to-weight ratio, it doesn't take long to see a profit, either.