I have heard of red factor charolais and was curious if any one can point me in the direction to learn more about them and any breeders. Do you any semen companies distribute their semen? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks
Interesating that there is black charolais. Must be something in the wood pile.hangna":10ncx5x6 said:The Red Factor Charolais cattle are common in Canada. We owned a red factor Charolais bull that was the color of a dark hereford.
His sire came from Canada. They lost some of their popularity when the American Charolais association placed limitations on their registrantions and banned them from the show ring. We still have a few red cows and get at least one red calf a year. In Canada now you can even find "black" Charolais.
dun":1sj9wkd6 said:I can sort of understand the black thing, but what's the point in a red charolais
Tod Dague":1pan514i said:dun":1pan514i said:I can sort of understand the black thing, but what's the point in a red charolais
Now Dun, you know red cows are prettier than black! ;-)
NTD Red Angus
CC":2g58b6ra said:The Red and Black things are hot! Everyone wants a piece of it and the other breeds trying to avoid losing clients to angus breeders by trying to meet their needs. Since the market is driven by the almighty $, most commercial guys jump ship all the time and a red cow is more flexible in what it can be crossbred to. Which will result in the color of calf the market at that momemt is demanding!
[/img][/quote]cherokeeruby":911ybc5n said:Dun, for really really pretty big economical red cows how about Red Brahman?
I agree, but why red charolais. No premium for the black hide possibilities. If they just want pretty cows, why not RED ANGUS? Or BIG red cows, red Simmenthal. Just doesn't make economical sense to me.