Also known by:Deutsches-Angus-Fleischrind, Deutsche Angus
Efforts to produce a new, more modern beef breed in Germany led to the crossing of
Angus bulls with German Black Pied, German Red Pied and German Simmental. Selection
is for hornlessness, good temperament, large size, meat with a lower fat content than
pure Angus, and high milk yields.
They are black, dark brown, red or yellow-grey, sometimes with white markings. Females
weigh 650 kg; bulls weigh 1,100 kg.
Genus Bos: Cattle Breeds of the World, 1985, MSO-AGVET (Merck & Co., Inc.), Rahway,
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth
Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.