Charolais Suckled Calves - Promotional Video


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Breed Description
Charolais is the leading terminal beef sire noted for its fast growth and excellent conformation. Charolais cattle are creamy white through to wheaten in colour. Bulls are noted for muscling, with excellent loins, good hindquarters and deep second thigh, while females are less heavily muscled and have well developed udders. Charolais stand on four strong feet and legs and should be alert. 
Breed Development
During the last 40 years, Charolais has evolved to match the British cattle industry’s requirements. British Charolais breeders have carefully selected for the breed’s key performance traits and also for ease of calving. 

Charolais breed development became increasingly scientific and accurate from 1991 with the introduction of the BLUP procedure. Charolais was among the first breed organizations to endorse and implement BLUP. Since, support for the initiative has gained momentum as an increasing number of BCCS members performance record their cattle on the Signet Beefbreeder scheme. 

In fact Charolais has been hailed leader in the genetic improvement stakes being the first beef breed in Britain to reach 250,000 cattle evaluations recorded by Signet using the BLUP procedure. The accompanying data revealed the breed has trebled its rate of genetic gain during the following 10 years. 

The advent of Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) which describe the genetic potential of an animal for selected traits, has enabled Charolais breeders to select more accurately for performance traits as well as for ease of calving and other maternal characteristics. Recent BCCS sponsored trials with the Scottish Agricultural College, which were designed to put EBVs to the test, have concluded it is now possible to select a Charolais herd sire that will leave progeny which are easy to calve without compromising either growth rate or carcase composition. 

BCCS is an advocate of the MLC’s Young Bull Promotion Scheme (YPBS) designed to promote genetic gain and improved selection differentials. A number of high performance bulls have been selected for use across the scheme and their resulting high genetic merit progeny have contributed towards the initiative’s key objectives. 

Charolais also has a history of success in the show ring. At The Royal Show, Charolais has won the prestigious Burke beef interbreed trophy on more occasions than any other breed. 



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02/10/2017

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02/05/2016

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22/02/2015

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13/02/2015

Bull Sales (busy few days)

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20/01/2015

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19/01/2015

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24/10/2014

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