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Aberdeen Angus Bull

Order:

Artiodactyla

Family:

Bovidae

Group:

Bos

Male:

Bull

Female:

Heifer

Young:

Calf

Lifespan:

15 to 20 years

Gestation:

9 months

Distribution:

Scotland

Habitat:

Grasslands

Diet:

Herbivorous - Grasses

Conservation Status:

Domesticated
Facts

The breed is one of Scotland's most famous beef breeds and was developed originally in the early nineteenth century from the slow-maturing, black, horned cattle of Fifeshire which were crossed with other breeds. One of the first great breeders was Hugh Watson of Keillor Farm, who established the breed type, while William McCombie subsequently popularised the Angus.

The breed was widely exported throughout the world during the twentieth century, in particular to parts of South America, New Zealand, Australia, USA and Canada where it has since become a larger animal than the traditional Angus recognised by the Trust.

 

Did you know?

Aberdeen Angus are known for being black but you can get red cattle.