About German Angus Cattle
German Angus are a beef cattle breed which are raised mainly
for meat production. They were first developed in the 1950s in Germany by
crossing Aberdeen Angus cattle with different native German cattle breeds.
Those German native breeds include Fleckvieh, German Black Pied, and Gelbvieh
cattle. The new breed has higher weight gains and is bigger and heavier than
the original breeds. Main aim of the selection was to develop a hornless, good
temperament, large sized and meat with lower fat content than pure Angus
cattle, and high milk yields. The German Angus cattle breed has been
consolidated since 1990 in Germany, and is recorded since 2002 in one stud book
together with the Aberdeen Angus cattle. For further refinement of the breed,
the Angus cattle are still imported mainly from the United States. The breed is
also known by some other names such as Deutsches-Angus-Fleischrind, Deutsche
Angus. Read more information about the breed below.
German Angus cattle are medium to large sized animals which
are always naturally polled. They are mainly black, dark brown, red or
yellow-grey in coloration and sometimes with white markings. Average
height of the cows vary from 125 to 140 cm, and the bull’s average height vary
from 135 to 150 cm. The mature cows on average weight between 600 and 700 kg.
And average live body weight of the mature bulls vary from 950 to 1200 kg.