Acquired: Worked with animal (didn’t own)
Posted Oct 18, 2015
Our friends raise cattle of several kinds, one of which is the black Angus or crosses thereof. Since they mainly raise cows for milk, they tend to get the Angus cows as babies to drink the extra milk from the better milk breeds. This means some of them are gelded boys (steers) that get raised for meat, but they've also had a few females as well, and those have stayed to be moms and milkers.
Angus aren't known for their milk production, but the milk is still plenty tasty, especially when it gets put together with the higher cream milk of their other cows. Angus are great for meat production, and they grow up fast, so they're easy to keep as cows go. Since they tend to be raised as bottle babies or around people, they're plenty friendly and inquisitive and make great pets and pasture companions too. They're pretty gentle for their big size, but some are a little stubborn about moving when and where you want them to. A good pat on the butt or push will usually be plenty to get them moving though. We've never had any serious birthing problems, injuries, or issues with them.