They were developed from cattle native to the counties of Aberdeen shire and Angus in Scotland and are known as Aberdeen Angus in most parts of the world. They are naturally polled (do not have horns) and solid black or red, although the udder may be white. There have always been both red and black individuals in the population, but in the USA they are regarded as two separate breeds – Red Angus and Black Angus. Black Angus is the most common beef breed of cattle in the United States, with 324,266 animals registered in 2005.
- Height: 5 to 6 feet at the shoulder
- Weight: 1200 to 1600 pounds
- Lifespan: 18 to 22 years
- Diet: Grass Angus cattle (Aberdeen Angus) are a breed of cattle commonly used in beef production.