MOST COMMON BEEF CATTLE
Some cattle gives more good beef. That's why farmers like to have those types of cows on their farm. Here are some cattle that are good beef cattle:
Angus - This cattle comes from Scotland. It was brought to America in 1870s. Scotland in 1873. Angus was breeded with Texas Longhorn to make it better for American pastures. Today it has over 10 million cattle in America, and is one of the largest breeds.
Devon - This is the oldest breed of cows for beef. It started in England,and it was first noticed by Roman. These cows are reddish and easy to recognize. They were the first cattle brought from England to America. They have very strong oxen.
Texas Longhorn - These cattle have been in America for more than 500 years. They were used by Native American when the buffalo herds were gone. It roamed freely. When they made ranches with fences, Texas Longhorn became less popular. It is sometimes breaded with other types of cows. Other types of cows are ready for slaughter earlier, so Texas Longhorn is being replaced.
Hereford - This is one of the breeds that is replacing the Texas Longhorn. This is because it makes good meat when they are young so it doesn't take as long and is cheaper to raise it. It came to America in 1800s. People think that almost all American Herefords come from the same bull that was brought to American 1881. In 1817, Henry Clay of Kentucky imported the first Hereford cattle into the United States. This bull's name was Anxiety 4. (Just thought you wanted to know this!)