Why did we add Charolais genetics at the Bradley 3 Ranch?
They make a great cross on Angus cattle and they just work for the beef industry. Charolais have proven themselves to grow efficiently, perform well in the feedyard and hang a heavy carcass with more salable product.
In 2009, we started our Charolais herd. We expect the same high level of productivity from our Charolais cows as our Angus cows. Open cows or cows that don't bring in a calf at weaning time are culled. Any cows with bad feet or udders are also culled. The Charolais cows run at a separate ranch in Donley County, Texas. This location is drier with a higher elevation and we challenge this set of cows to maintain on native grass with minimal / limited feed.
Unlike many registered cattle operations, our bulls are actually turned out (in very large pastures) on the cows during breeding season. Because of this feet, structure and temperament is very important! We collect birth, weaning and yearling weights on the Charolais bull calves. Our weaned Charolais bulls are managed the same as our Angus bulls, so they are also grass gain tested and ultrasound data is collected.
We are members of the American-International Charolais Association and utilize their whole herd inventory-reporting system. All Charolais bulls are registered and buyers will receive registration papers after purchase.
We hope you will join us at our annual February Sale and appraise our elite Charolais bull offering. For customers looking to add the benefits of cross breeding, and specifically the highly sought after Angus-Charolais genetics, we've got you covered.