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-


Founding Breeders of Scotland


Aberdeen Angus
Historical Facts and Links

The Aberdeen-Angus was introduced into America in the 1880’s and soon attained high popularity. The first two American herd books were published in 1886 and 1888 respectively.

Review the following links for an interesting insight into Aberdeen-Angus Cattle History.

Cow Family Lines
(Click for cow family lineage)


History of Aberdeen Angus Cattle – Published by London Vinton & Company, Ltd. 8, Bream’s Buildings, Chancery Lane, E.C. 1910. Written by James McDonald and James Sinclair. Click link below for fascinating interactive history book.

Oklahoma State University – History of Angus

Additional historical facts: of the Aberdeen Angus and Lowline cattle can be read at:

Enlightening history: of cattle sizes and cattle shows;


University of Maryland - History of WYE Angus

Dunlouise Angus
A special statement of appreciation is extended to Geordie Soutar and his dedicated family at Kingston farm, Scotland for preserving and developing their Dunlouise Herd of Heritage Angus. For a fascinating description of these Cow Family Lines, visit:

Woodstone Angus Scotch–Irish Conservatory
For A Historical perspective of the Woodstone effort read:


The following is a letter sent to me from Eddie Draper - Program Manager for WYE Angus at the University of Maryland. It states that WYE has been a ‘closed herd’ since 1959 and has no modern day Angus influence.

From: Eddie Draper;

I guess a brief explanation about the origins of the Wye Herd. The Wye herd was started with the purchase of 18 females and a bull calf, Blakeford Buxton, in 1938. Blakeford Buxton was a combination of Earl Marshall and Blackcap Revolution breeding. 10 of the females were 1/2 sisters, sired by Blackcapper 24th of Page. The remaining 8 females were sired by Blackcap Revolution 5th 534335, Earl Eric 28th 506381, Eastman S. 3rd 481422 and Muskogee Prince 8th 464793, Interesting enough no sons of Blakeford Buxton were ever retained for use. In 1941 and 1946, 2 bulls Juryman of Wickwire and Puck of Wickwire were purchased. In the latter part of the 40's thru the late 50's. 17 Bulls were imported from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and in 1959 the herd was closed, as it remains today. With the strong influence of Harvioustoun and Ballindalloch blood that was imported, I guess you could say we have absolutely no "modern day influence" of today's Angus. you can visit our website at to view information on our program or contact me at the farm anytime.

Eddie Draper
Program Manager
Wye Angus
P. O. Box 169
Queenstown, MD 21658