Charolais cattle


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Charolais cattle

(shâr`əlā'), breed of beef animal with a rugged, muscular appearance and solid creamy to wheat-colored coat. Originated in France, it was first imported to the United States in 1936 by way of Mexico.
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MAERDY-bred cattle were the pick of the bunch at the British Charolais Cattle Society's final sale fixture of the year at Carlisle (Fri, Nov 20).
Mr Vasey, a former chairman and president of The British Charolais Cattle Society, said: "This very diffi-cult life-changing decision required much heartsearching before finally deciding to disperse our entire Charolais herd.
We whiled away time chatting with them but there was plenty to do if you wanted to, as the barge plodded serenely through the rolling green countryside, its progress interrupted by 47 locks and a source of curiosity to the massive white Charolais cattle munching away.
The Beef cattle lines were headed by a 30-month-old British Blue heifer, Oaktree Goodness Gracious - the only Blue among a large herd of pedigree Charolais cattle owned by Stuart and Linda Evans; and the Thomas family's Ty'r Eglwys scored well with their mixed breed dairy herd.
The Daily Post ran a headline saying it was a once-in-a-lifetime ram and I didn't disagree with that," said Alwyn, a renowned Charolais cattle breeder.
Andrew Bostock, aged 53, of the Roundhill Farm, in Rouncil Lane, Kenilworth, had just come third and fourth with his Charolais cattle in the best of breed show.
Together, they raise Angus, Red Angus and Charolais cattle -- their children representing the fifth generation to work on the land they call home.
Charolais cattle were introduced to the UK from Europe in the 1950s.
The 41-year-old, of Stirling, has won three breeding crowns with his magnificent Charolais cattle and says champions can fetch pounds 30,000 a time.
He has trampled these fields at Kilsby in Warwickshire since he was a young boy and has watched his grandfather and father raise generations of Charolais cattle here.
The 19-year-old looked relaxed in the mid-morning temperature of around 30C as he guided the herd of 30 Short Horn and Short Horn Charolais cattle around part of the 40,000 acre property.
He became renowned for his progressive thinking and he realised a lifelong dream to raise Charolais cattle in the area he left as a young man.