Valley View Farms Sign

ANGUS CATTLE (or Aberdeen Angus) are a breed of beef cattle that were first developed from animals native to the Scottish counties of Aberdeenshire and Angus and are now known pretty much worldwide. Naturally polled (meaning without horns) and colored either solid black or red, they are now the most common beef breed in the USA.

Originally known as ‘Angus doddies’ in the 1700’s, they were selectively bred in the early 1800’s by Hugh Watson, who is considered the founder of the modern Angus breed. ‘Grey-Breasted Jock’ was given the number ‘1’ in the Scottish Herd Book, and his son ‘Old Jock’ (born in 1842) was Watson’s favorite bull. Also ‘Old Granny’ (born in 1824, living to 35 years and bearing 29 calves) was a noteworthy Angus cow. The pedigrees of the great majority of Angus cattle living today can reportedly be traced back to these two animals.

When Valley View Farms in Mount Solon, Virginia, needed a sign for their farm entry, a Black Angus was the obvious choice for their image. The artwork was a hand sculpted and painted add on against a painted background. The letters and groove border were hand incise carved and gilded with 23kt gold leaf, while the outside border was given an additional cove edge. The sign has the look of wood but it is actually made of HDU (high density urethane) which has the same weight, density and feel as wood but the advantage of much longer weatherability in the elements since it is completely waterproof.

Carved & Gilded
Sculpted & Painted Add on
Sign Size
42 " x 29 "