Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Jun 13, 2014
Charollais are probably the woolliest sheep that I have ever had on my farm. Right from their birth they have lots of wool. They are a great breed of sheep to have for wool production. However if they experience cold weather after they are sheared they do suffer slightly and it is best to keep a watch if it is the case.
Charollais lambs are difficult for birth. If you breed your suffolks and texels with a charollais ram you will more than likely have to assist with the birth unless the ram is smaller than the norm. Charollais lambs are slow to thrive. They need at least three days of monitoring in a lambing pen before they are safe to go out, especially in a climate in mid March in the UK or Ireland.
Charollais have good market value because of their good carcass quality.They are also a docile breed of sheep.