I can still remember buying my first Charolais in the fall of 1980 from Bud Burgess (Wheelin B Charolais) and now, 30 + years later, I still get excited about the next calf crop and still can’t wait for the next Banner to show up in the mail….. and when that Banner does show up, all else gets put on hold. A lot has changed in those 30 years but the one thing that has remained constant is the great people in the breed and the commitment that those people have to the breed.
For the past 15 years or so, we’ve also enjoyed the experiences of showing Charolais and showing the type of animal that we’re proud to raise. It’s always good (and humbling at times) to see how your breeding program stacks up against the rest and what you consider to be the best. Not being able to sleep the night before “the big show”, I guess means we’re still as passionate about the breed as we were 30 years ago. We’ve had many a success showing over the years but none as great as the fellowship and friendships made.
Today, we’re very pleased with the way the cow herd has developed. They’re moderate framed, structurally sound, eye appealing, easy doing, good uddered and heavy milking cows that breed back to calve again the same time next year and wean off a calf that’s as good as, or better than, the cow it came out of. If they don’t……they’re gone! The herd has never been big in numbers but we think is huge in quality.
If you’re ever in our area, please stop in and visit. We would love to talk Charolais, show you the results of our breeding program, and let those results speak for themselves.