Big Surge In Angus Numbers

AUSTRALIA - ANGUS numbers continue to climb with one in every four beef calves registered by breed organisations in Australia last year being an Angus.
calendar icon 29 May 2007
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Angus numbers rose sharply in 2006, with 52,356 calves registered in Australia alone.

The 2006 figures released by the Australian Registered Cattle Breeders' Association (ARCBA) indicate that 52,356 Angus calves were registered, 25 percent of all beef registrations and almost half (46 percent) of all British breed registrations.

This is a nine percent jump for Angus on its 2005 figure, which exceeded the most optimistic predictions during one of the worst droughts ever according to Angus Australia's general manager Graham Truscott.

Over the past 10 years, the Angus share of British breed registrations jumped from 27 percent to 46 percent, while the next two biggest British breeds combined fell from 47 percent to 30 percent - almost an exact reversal of market share.

Since 1994 when the figures of primary and secondary registers were combined, Angus registrations have doubled.

Source: Bombala Times

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