Aberdeen-Angus Cattle

Aberdeen-Angus Cattle

 

a beef breed developed in Scotland (Aberdeen and Angus counties) by improving the indigenous black polled cattle. These cattle have strongly pronounced musculature, with deep, rounded torsos and short legs. They are black. Each bull weighs 700–750 kg, and each cow weighs 500 kg; the maximum weights are 950 and 600 kg respectively. By the age of seven or eight months, calves weigh as much as 200 kg. They have a dressing percentage of 60 percent. These animals pass on their beef qualities well in crossing with other breeds. They yield around 2,000 kg of milk per cow.

The Aberdeen-Angus is one of the leading cattle breeds in England, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Argentina. In the USSR, it is used for crossing with the Kalmyk breed as well as for commercial crossing with dairy and dairy-beef breeds. Aberdeen-Angus cattle are raised in the steppe regions of Volgograd and Orenburg oblasts, Stavropol’, Krasnoiarsk and Altai krais of the RSFSR, the Kabardinian-Balkar ASSR, Kazakhstan, and the Ukraine. The leading breeding farm is the Paris Commune Breeding Farm in Volgograd Oblast.

REFERENCES

Garrigus, W. P. Zhivotnovodstvo SShA. Moscow, 1957. (Translated from English.)
Skotovodstvo: krupnyi rogatyi skot, vol. 1. Moscow, 1961.
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He farms just under 300ha of largely fell grazings, with a spring calving herd of pedigree Aberdeen-Angus cattle and a hefted flock of pedigree Swaledale sheep.
The Prince of Wales is a hugely valued patron of the Welsh Black Cattle Society, the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society and the Sussex Cattle Society, and asked for beef from these breeds to be served at the dinner.
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Commercial beef producers will have an excellent choice of bulls to meet their requirements," said Mr Ron McHattie, chief executive of the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society.
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Ron McHattie, chief executive of the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society, said: "The message to Aberdeen-Angus breeders could not be clearer.
The Walkers Shortbread Rosebowl and cash prize for pounds 250 from sponsor Walkers Shortbread Ltd, of Aberlour, Banffshire, was presented to Mr and Mrs Rennie at the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society's annual dinner at Perth at the weekend.
This trial demonstrates once again the economy of the Aberdeen-Angus and the value of the substantial premium available in the market place for Aberdeen-Angus cross cattle," said Mr Ron McHattie of the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society.
Unfortunately, there can be only one winner and Michael just shaded it with a very good grasp of the financial and technical performance of his herd," said Mr Taylor, who visited the farms at the beginning of January with Ron McHattie, chief executive of the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society.
Membership of the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society, and registrations of pedigree Aberdeen-Angus cattle, reached an all-time high last year, according to the society's annual report for the year ended October 31, 2006.
FOLLOWING an invitation from the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society, the Prince of Wales will attend the opening of next month's Perth bull sales.

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