<br>(User Above)":2swcbnec said:: Can someone comment on the good and bad of these two breeds?<p>We have some of both, and have very few problems with either. Have about 10 PB Charolais cows, and they have had absolutely no trouble calfing. The rest of the herd is made up of 85 angus-cross cows, who also have had very few calfing problems. Take care of a bunch of PB Angus, and have pulled way more out of them than our own. Last year, the pullers were never even broken out of the case at our house. We breed to Charolais bulls yearly, and our calves bring top money at the market every year. The calves come in mid-Feb., are weaned and taken to market in mid-Nov., and with no creep feed, usually average 675-700 lbs. right off the cows. I have seen just as many snorty black cows as I have seen white cows, and we do have a few brangus cows; they are usually the most protective. We, too, can move the entire herd with a bucket of feed. We think the mix is a great one, as do many others in our area. Just my 2 cents worth!
<br>(User Above)":2eweccnb said:: Can someone comment on the good and bad of these two breeds?<p><br>My experince says stay with Angus on the maternal side. I wouldn't be afraid to cross a charolais with my angus cows but consider this a terminal cross. Charolais cattle mature later and require more feed to breed back than most of the angus. <p>If you are asking this question because you want to know which breed to go with, go with Angus, then your options are wide open with a cross breeding program. I think going with charolais cattle could be more expensive in the long run unless you are raising bulls for commercial sale.