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Charolais

Charolais Cattle

Overall satisfaction

2/5

Acquired: Worked with animal (didn’t own)

Gender: Both

Appearance

3/5

Temperament

2/5

Health

5/5

Growth rate

4/5

Tolerance for heat

4/5

Tolerance for cold

4/5

Calving ease

4/5

Cattle Condundrums

By

United States

Posted Jan 02, 2014

I worked on a friend's Charolais cattle ranch for six months (during the winter & spring.) Ranch work is hard and demanding. Regardless of the weather, cows must be counted, checked, fed and watered. Then, if any problems present-they must be dealt with immediately. I used to think hobby farming would be fun but after working on an actual ranch, I learned it is very expensive and yields very little income. The cattle were temperamental and spread out over a large amount of land. This made for difficult work when snow was falling and the gravel roads were icy.

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