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Facts about Angus Cattle, Alternate name (Aberdeen Angus) Aberdeen, Banff, Kincardine, and Angus are four counties in the northeastern part of Scotland. The North Sea touching these counties, extending inland to some of the high or mountain range of the country. The climate has been most favorable through the ages for good growing crops, although the terrian of the country is rough. "Fear of cattle Bovinophobia." "Scientific name for cattle Bovine". The well-distributed rainfall help the land prosper with growth. abundance of grass, added to that, with nearly ideal temperature for cattle production, has made the area, one of the best places to raise Angus cattle. The county of Angus was early noted for its production of grain crops, potatoes and feed, the highly cultivated land known as Strathmore. This beautiful valley in that part of Scotland, which has become famous in the history of the Aberdeen-Angus breed.
The county of Aberdeen in Scotland, where you find Angus cattle, it depends a lot on livestock and crops, its a very productive agricultural region and depends on this for its income. Some historians believe that the Aberdeen-Angus breed and the other breeds from Scotland began from the aboriginal cattle of the Scotland and that the breeds as of today are native to the regions.
The First Angus cattle to come to America, was when George Grant transported four Angus bulls from Scotland to Kansas grass lands in 1873, the Scotsman's dream, was to found a colony of wealthy, stock-raising Britishers. Grant died five years later, and many of the settlers at his Victoria, Kansas colony later returned to Scotland. However, these four Angus bulls, probably from the herd of George Brown of Westertown, Fochabers, Scotland, made a definite impression on the American cattle industry.
The American Aberdeen-Angus Breeders. Association was founded on Nov 21, 1883 in the state of Chicago, Illinois. In 1950, it was renamed the American Angus Association. It's known as being the largest purebred beef registry in the world.
Angus beef is one of the most world recognized beef, it is famous for its fine marbling and superlative texture eating qualities. Angus cattle given a small amount of days on feed will be able to turn out much Choice and Prime grade meats and the Certified Angus Beef program was created. It made Angus beef industry producers higher marketability of their beef and a direct cause to higher premiums of Angus beef. The qualifications under the composition of requirements of the (CAB) Certified Angus Beef programs are, the cattle must display at least 51% of black coloration as well as not having non-angus traits (Dairy cattle conformation, Brahman humps). The surge in the CAB program has led to the of breeding of black into cattle beef industry world wide, often times using Angus bulls.
Beef is consumed through out the world. Beef is eaten as roasts, steaks, and hamburgers. The other way it is used is meat by-products, this includes brains, intestines, horns, hides, diaphragm, heart, hoofs, hair, lips, snout, ears, bones and tongue. These meat by-products are used in many products that include margarine, dog food, makeup, chewing gum, marshmallows, shampoo, ice cream, gelatin, cement, chalk, and tennis racquets, fertilizer, piano keys, glues, wallpaper and strings for musical instruments. There are three different phases the way Beef is raised, the calves are raised on farm land and out in the pasture, used as feeder cattle they feed in the pasture on grass and crop residue. Finally the beef goes to troughs of feed, where the beef is fattened to be slaughter. The slaughterhouse is where the beef gets cut up and divided into different cuts, the (meat packer). This is were it is packed and sent to meat distributors where it goes to butchers and super markets.