The breed originates in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Over the years, the Aberdeen Angus became very popular not only in Great Britain, but also in the United States, Canada and Australia, becoming one of the most common meat breeds, if not the most important. The breeders did not lose sight of acceptable body dimensions.
The Aberdeen Angus cows get through the winter without any problems. The originally Scottish breed is found worldwide and is the largest breed in terms of population.
The animals are characterised by their beam shape, because they are built wide and deep. The height varies from 110 to 130 cm. There are two colours: black and red. Black is the most common colour. The white colour on the udder is allowed.
- The animals thrive on limited rations and are natural grazers par excellence;
- The Aberdeen Angus cattle are hardy, which means they can stay outside all year round.
- They are very docile animals, friendly and pleasant to work with;
- The breed is polled;
- The cows are fertile and calve for the first time at the age of 2 years;
- The birth process is easy, cows calve on their own, help with births is not necessary;
- The calves are very energetic and vital at birth;
- The maternal instinct is very strong in the animals, the cows give plenty of milk to allow the calves to suckle for a longer period of time;-
- The cows are able to have calves until old age, they are enduring animals that grow to an old age. It is not exceptional for 12-13 year old cows to still raise a calf every year;
- The breed is able to maintain itself with a minimum ration and converts its diet into body weight in a very efficient way.
- The meat of the Aberdeen Angus has a natural marbling and is pre-eminently succulent, making it tender and tasty.
Growth rate: The data show that the average daily growth rate for calves aged 0-8 months is around 1150 grams.
Slaughter yield: The percentage of meat at slaughter ranges from 60 to 62.5%