Q: A pyramid-shaped, limestone monument in Victoria, Kan., includes the sculpture of a Black Angus bull on top. This monument is dedicated to the man who introduced the Black Angus breed of cattle to the state. What’s that man’s name?
George Grant transported four Aberdeen Angus bulls from Scotland to the Kansas prairie in 1873. They were part of his dream to start a colony of wealthy, British cattlemen in the new town he named Victoria. Unfortunately, Grant died five years later. But the solid black and hornless Angus bulls he brought with him remained… and made a lasting impression on the American cattle industry. Before his death, Grant had crossed his bulls with native Texas longhorn cows and produced a large number of calves that survived well on the winter range. Grant’s Angus bulls became famous and remain a favored breed today.
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