Horns are hard, pointed outgrowths from the skull and the natural absence of these is referred to as polled.
Angus cattle are expected to be homozygous polled, meaning that they are not only visually polled, but carry two copies of the polled allele. Recent DNA testing has however revealed that there is a small percentage, albeit an extremely low number, of Angus seedstock animals that are carrying the horned allele.
Angus Australia acknowledges the funds provided by the Australian Government through the Meat & Livestock Australia Donor Company (MDC).
This resource was created as a result of a collaboration between Angus Australia and Meat & Livestock Australia Donor Company (MDC) (Project P.PSH.1063).