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Charolais Cattle

Overall satisfaction

2.5/5

Acquired: Worked with animal (didn’t own)

Gender: Both

Appearance

4/5

Temperament

3/5

Health

4/5

Growth rate

5/5

Calving ease

3/5

Tolerance for heat

5/5

Tolerance for cold

3/5

Commercial value

3/5

Charolais - Big Boned Beef

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United States

Posted Oct 20, 2014

The overall frame of the Charolais, is big. The are a sturdy, well-build animal. Bulky, bony, and very strong. The biggest complaint with the Charolais, when it comes to their market value, is their color. The are white. - Very White.

I've been curious, why not cross Angus/Charolais? Well, it's been done. I'd be curious to study the results.

The Charolais that I have worked with, were well suited to their environment. It was a 400-Acre Horse farm, in Northwest Oregon. The cooler climate, and the lush greenery, seemed to go well with the Charolais. And the bonus was, their bright white profile stands out quickly, in the dark and shaded brush!

One thing they have to contend with, is the heat, and too much sun. They burn easily, and special attention is needed to their eyes. The deserts, or high mountains, would not suit the Charolais.

If I had a ranch or hobby-farm, nestled in the shade of the trees, so to speak.. I would certainly own some Charolais. I love their conformation, and their demeanor. They are just a good animal to work with.

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