came to America
in the middle of the nineteenth century
and are one of the most successful breeds
ever introduced in America
Usually black and hornless, Angus are relatively low-maintenance and produce heavier, heartier herds than many other breeds. The high quality of their beef, and the marketing initiative of the American Angus Association (particularly the "Certified Angus Beef" program), has resulted in amazing popularity for the breed: the AAA estimates that 60% of the nation's cattle contain Angus blood.
They are also probably the most common type of cattle on the nation's ranches, or are at least present in the composition of many very successful cross-breeds.
This node is part of Tem42's list of cattle breeds, entitled, simply, cattle.