Sorry BhamBabe, but it doesn’t have to be from angus cattle to be Certified Angus Beef. According to the department of agriculture to be eligible for so-called angus influence programs qualifiying cattle must be traceable to one registered angus parent or two registered grandparents. But, Certified Angus Beef is nothing more than an industry designation that involves standards for marbling, tenderness, age and color. For beef to qualify for Certified Angust Beef labeling there is absolutely no requirement that the beef actually come from the Angus breed. All that is required is for the cattle to have a black face and for the coat of the cattle to be at least 51 percent black, regardless of the breed.