Recovering the pure Scottish 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 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 “Scottish Angus”. Our goal is to breed the original moderate size heavy fleshing cattle that first come to America from Scotland. Our pure “Scottish Angus” cattle are registered with the American Angus Association.

Faith Valley’s ‘Scottish Angus’ cows

Are moderate frame score 4 to 5 cattle that are thick and meaty and best of all they fatten on grass with very little supplementation and their moderate size allows for a higher stocking rate and greater return for the acreage.