Acquired: Worked with animal (didn’t own)
Georgia, United States
Posted Mar 14, 2013
While managing a farm I was introduced to Charolais cattle. These giants are typically gentle and easy to handle. They are well muscled, slow growing, and believe it or not good milk producers! Although predominantly raised for meat, in France where they originated, they also used them as milk producers. The calves are large and hardy.
It seemed that no matter what our weather, the Charolais were the least affected by the changes. They handle heat and cold equally as well. No cattle are low cost to own, and due to their immense frame, these cattle require more grain than other lighter breeds.
The Charolais is a wonderful breed to cross with other beef cattle. Favorites are Herefords and Angus. We had a number of Angus/Charolais calves, and they were easy to manage, grew well, and were high sellers.