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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RAPID improvements in breeding indices saw the Flintshire-based Maerdy herd named as the Wales winner of a genetics competition for Charolais cattle.
An animal expert said Charolais cattle could be "flighty" when spooked, but no-one knew what had frightened it into escaping from the field.
A NORTHUMBERLAND breeder has been appointed as the new chairman of The British Charolais Cattle Society.
Ciaran, who has bred Charolais cattle for over 30 years, said he is lucky to be alive following the incident on October 17 at his farm near Mountfield, Co Tyrone.
NORTH East Charolais cattle breeders, Alan and Steven Lawson, have scooped the region's top award for small herds.
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 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.
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.