The Red Angus breed originated in Europe and was introduced to England and Scotland by early settling Vikings/Norsemen.
Small, dun-colored hornless cattle were brought with them, which interbred with native black horned Celtic cattle of inland Scotland.
A significantly smaller bodied black breed that was naturally polled was produced, which roughly resembled the black Aberdeen Angus of today, the black Scottish cattle were then crossed with larger English, predominantly red in colour longhorns which were brought to Scotland. The progeny were all black polled animals, though they all carried the red gene. the resulting interbreeding produced an average of one red calf in four, in accordance with Mendel's law of heredity.
Cobrabald Genetics runs a commercial Red Angus cattle operation, Our goal has been to have a small but elite cowherd full of high maternal proven lines sourced locally and internationally. We utilize artificial insemination as well as embryo transfer to gain these top performing, proven Red Angus genetics within our herd and keep our herd progressing toward the future.
We have a focus on increasing cattle performance while maintaining consistency in our cattle, with moderately framed animals, outstanding carcass quality and easy fleshing being our desired traits.
The docile disposition and maternal ability of the Red Angus females are an added bonus when looking to increase fertility and profitability in producers cow herds. Red Angus genetics show a trend in low birth weight calves which later excel with strong growth traits.