Angus cattle originated in the United Kingdom. They are usually black in color but can vary in color markings. The purpose of Angus is primarily meat production. Angus do not adapt well to hot and humid climates. Angus are renowned as a carcass breed. They are used widely in crossbreeding to improve carcass quality and milking ability. Angus females calve easily and have good calf rearing ability. They are also used as a genetic dehorner as the polled gene is passed on as a dominant characteristic.