Posted Jun 13, 2014
Angus cattle are best known as easy calvers and for beef burgers. If you want a virtually risk free birth for your heifers it is best to go with an angus calf regardless of the breed of the cow. Angus calves are born very small. The problem with this is that they are slow to grow when compared to other breeds such as limousins.
Angus cows are usually small and stumpy and in terms of grade and shape, they do not match the quality of the continental breeds, namely the limousins, the charolais and simmentals.
The angus breed do sell fairly well as a mature calf but are of considerably lower value as sucklers or heifers. Their meat is favorable for meat producers, hence their good market value at a mature age.