About American Angus Cattle
Sir George Macpherson-Grant brought four Angus bulls,
without any cows, to Victoria, Kansas On 17 May 1873. They were the first Angus
cattle to come to America. Angus cattle are hornless and were considered odd at
the time in the US where most cattle were Shorthorns and Longhorns. However, ranchers
noticed the good qualities of the bulls and afterwards, many more cattle of
both sexes were imported.
On 21 November 1883, the American Angus Association was
founded in Chicago, Illinois. The first herd book was published on March 1885.
At that time both red and black angus cattle were registered without
distinction. However, in 1917 the Association barred the registering of red and
other colored cattle in an effort to promote a solid black breed.
The Red Angus Association of America was founded in 1954 by
breeders of Red Angus cattle. It was formed because the breeders had had their
cattle struck off the herd book, for not conforming to the changed breed
America Angus is simply Angus cattle in America. Please see
the Angus Breed description for more information.