After raising cattle for 50 years in three continents and following their history, I wanted to identify the breed with the greatest impact on our culture – one that stood apart from the rest – review their traits, and see how they have changed over time.
I went to the UK in 2006, and with the help of Rob Wills and the Angus Society, took a tour of the farms where original genetics still dominated, chose what I felt were the best cows, and through AI (artificial insemination) produced a few cows and bulls. There was not too much semen left at that time. A year latter there were four bulls.
Mathew Lane, a friend and ultrasound tech went with me to Wales where the herd was at that time, and from the four bulls we chose the best two. The cows were embryo-ed and joined my American herd of cows.