Recovering the pure Scotch Angus


"The Native Origin Angus are on the critically endangered list"

-Quote from the Rare Breeds Survival Trust Watch list, Spring 2009-

The original bloodlines of the Aberdeen Angus have nearly gone extinct and have been reduced to only a few remaining bloodlines, that have not been genetically altered. Market pressures of the past half century, along with selection for what seemed viable concerns of the time, has caused the cattle industry to ironically move away from the some of the genetic advantages of this original Scottish cattle. The unsurpassed thrift and ability of the original Aberdeen Angus to convert second class forage into high quality beef without additional grain supplementation, has now made full circle to the wisdom of the early Scottish breeders. We now must offer thanks to a modern day Scottish breeder Mr. Geordie Soutar and his family at Kingston Farm in Angus, Scotland for rediscovering what has been described as nine of the last pure cow family lines in Scotland. There is also a relic population in New Zealand, along with recent discoveries of vintage semen tested viable after sixty years! Our efforts are focused on producing Aberdeen Angus cattle from these historic bloodlines and from others yet to be discovered and recovered.

Faith Valley’s goal is to recover…
the Native Origin Angus Genetics or pure “Scotch Angus”. Our goal is to breed for the original moderate size heavy fleshing cattle that first come to America from Scotland. Our pure “Scotch Angus” cattle are registered with the American Angus Association. In addition we also breed the Midline Angus, as described further in the Web-site. We have the same objective with the “Scotch Angus” as with the “Midline Angus” and that is to make them moderate sized heavy fleshing cattle, that will perform on pasture without supplemental feeding.

An Additional source…

of Native Origin Angus Genetics, not having any post 1968 American Angus influence is none other than the full blood Lowline Angus. View the Rare Breeds Society Web-Site at http://www.rarebreeds.co.nz/angus.html

The MIDLINE ANGUS ASSOCIATION recognizes the full blood Australian Lowline Angus cattle as a primary and essential source of the original Scottish type Aberdeen Angus genetics. The Australian Lowline Cattle were developed from the Angus herd which was established at the Trangie Research Centre in 1929 to provide quality breeding stock for the New South Wales cattle industry and are an approved source of Heritage Midline Angus genetics.

HERITAGE MIDLINE ANGUS – embryo donors
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