EASE OF CALVING:
Difficult calving can result in serious economic loss through calf and cow mortality. The Angus breed is renowned for ease of calving. Due to its size and short gestation period, Angus is particularly suitable to farmers whose objective is to secure a calf per cow each year.
Angus breeding is practiced to a large extent in the West and Northwest, where its qualities of hardiness and ability to thrive under less favoured grazing conditions are well recognized. The breed is well suited to extremes of weather and can be out-wintered very satisfactorily.
For temperament you will not find a breed more placid and easier to rear. The quiet Angus temperament is a distinct advantage for suckler farmers. Dairy farmers find the Angus very suited to bucket feeding.
Angus calves grow quickly, producing relatively early, high quality beef animals particularly suited to the butcher trade. Angus cows have excellent milking ability which, added to their ease of calving and high fertility rates, makes them ideal suckler animals.
Angus cattle are naturally polled and this is passed onto future generations even when crossbred. The distressful effects of dehorning your cattle can be avoided by using Angus.
BEST ALL ROUND BALANCE:
Without doubt Angus are the best all rounders. With traits of easy calving, early maturity, high fertility, quiet temperament, optimal growth rate and efficiency, producing carcase quality, and ability to finish early, it is no wonder Angus is the breed in demand for both pedigree and commercial herds.