The American Angus (aka Angus) originated in the following steps:
In 1873 – George Grant imported Aberdeen-Angus bulls into Kansas.
In 1880 – the Ontario Agricultural College imported Aberdeen-Angus cattle into Canada – and during the same year – their first purebred Aberdeen-Angus heifer calf was born.
After she grew into a heifer, this Canadian-born purebred Aberdeen-Angus was then sent to Kansas State University which used her and George Grant's bulls to create the foundation needed for the establishment of hundreds of purebred Angus herds in the USA.
In 1883 – the American Aberdeen-Angus Breeders' Association was founded – and is now called the American Angus Association.
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