Keeping replacements from that cross or terminal and buying replacements?East Texas? It would depend on the money I had to buy stock, and the quality of my pasture. With good grass and the funds, I would get Braford or F1 Br x Hereford cows, and breed them to black polled bulls. If I had a tight budget and/or marginal pasture then I would buy ( get ready for the attack of the pigeons) Corriente cows and breed them to black polled bulls.
Years ago I had registered Charolais, and at that time milk production varied a great deal depending on the bloodline. Some were real heavy milkers. A lot of the lines that were popular on the show ring circuit which unfortunately were heavily promoted at time did not produce much milk. At the time I was phasing out of the breed, high milk EPD’s were starting to be the the new big thing. Honestly, I don’t think it gets much better than a Charolais x Angus.Question: Are Charolais heavy milkers? That would effect my choice.