Yep,Max bloodstock Angus is a smaller animal and will go smaller to market.I've raised them,but if you are in the beef cattle for sale market they are usually black and whiteface cross which is the Hereford crossed in for some size/growth.
My boys have bloodstock for breeding and tend to sell what cal says-black and white face cross.
As restaurant folks, you are probably more interested in higher quality,closer trimmed and can use under 10 lbs.
The CAB supplier for central Fl has the three different weight cases around 10 lbs,around 15-16, and heavy around 20 lbs.
As you know,as long is the CAB is around half black hided and no hump the smart boys add a lot of Simmental,Limousin and others to the herd.
Some claim their could be a lot of fattened up Holsteins from the dairy herds mixed in there.
As to brands that can claim "Angus" as the bloodstock,it can qualify with as little as the heifer[mother cow] being 10% black,or red angus.[Think about those Big Mac Angus burgers
Omaha Angus probably has pedigree available where you can see where the size comes from.The producer herds will certify the new calves as half Angus and that makes them a Certified Angus walking around the grass.
They will have a group of cattle operators that sell that breeding,amount of time on finish feed,age and size standards.They then manufacture the product to meet their cutting standards.
There are Hereford farms out there that do the same ,but do not have government grades ,either.
Better restaurants like them,as well.
Small size can come when beef prices are down and feed prices are high and ranchers dump their stock.
Right now,my boys are cuttin' hay after dark every night,and buying it where they can to hold that high priced cattle to get as big as it can get,before sale.
Wait until you see beef price in early winter when the grass is gone and the feed is all gone to ethanol.
Folks will be eating a lot of chicken.
As to that $6 packer above,that is what cooks are paying to order 16-18 lb better CABs shipped to them. $100.
Oh well,I'll get off before I get accused of making a Smokin' post.