Cattle Breed Research Project

For Animal Science

Breed Origin

There are three distinct and well-defined breeds of polled cattle in the United Kingdom. These breeds are the Aberdeen-Angus, the Galloway, and the red polled Norfolk and Suffolk breed that is found in England.

Breed Characteristics

Angus are moderate-sized, muscular animals, renowned as a carcase breed. They are used widely in crossbreeding to improve carcase quality and milking ability.

Interesting Facts

Black Angus first arrived in the United States in 1873. Although a recessive gene causes some Angus to have a red color, only Black Angus are registered in the breeders book in the U.S. In other countries, no distinction is made between the two colors. They are naturally polled.


The angus are used for dairy, beef, and crossbreeding.

Production Locations

The angus are produced in multiple places in the United States.