I'm a fifteen yr-old boy who wants to get more involved in the cattle business.I live in a very rural community in SW Ark. And I am not totally in the dark with cows at all. I have helped folks work their cows and my father was a part time cattleman;tho I haven't saw him in a couple years and he is not of any help to me. I will have a budget of about $5,000 and wanted to buy some young cows or heifers and breed them around about june. My friend is very generous in offering to let me use his Charlois bull for free. My question is: What breed should I use and would you recomend heifers or young cows? I am not too familiar with ease-of-calving related to charlois. Many run brangus and brafords and I think they are both good breeds. I live in a very humid environment and plan on only keeping the best one of the calves and selling the rest in the pasture. Also, my cows or heifers would come from the sale barn so, what breed would be the best in the way of disease immunity?