KSU & Superior Livestock Research shows Charolais Advantage
This Kansas State University and Superior Livestock research shows that Charolais-sired steers outperformed all other breeds in dollars per hundredweight when sold at weaning. This, combined with heterosis advantages of increased weaning weight make Charolais bulls the logical choice to add pounds and profit for progressive cow/calf producers.
Genomic Testing in Your Charolais Herd
Genomic testing provides an opportunity to increase EPD accuracy quickly for animals in your herd. Watch and listen as Colt Keffer and Marilou Wegner outline how to order kits, sampling methods, and the best practices for utilizing this tool for genetic advancement.
AICA Sire Selector Tool
Learn how to utilize the AICA Sire Selector Tool to identify genetics according to EPDs, TSI index and additional search parameters available.
Click here to use the AICA Sire Selector Tool
Listening & Learning
Industry Session Recap – Speaker Interviews
2018 Listening & Learning Session Overview | Rex Ricketts, AICA Breed Improvement Chairman
Opportunities for Charolais Genetics in Value-Driven Beef Programs | Brian Bertelsen, US Premium Beef
What Packers Want Seedstock Breeders to Know |Brian Bertelsen, US Premium Beef
Finding Added Value for Charolais-influenced Feeders in Southeast US | Austin Paul, Eugene Barber & Sons
The Value of Maternal & Individual Hybrid Vigor | Tonya Amen, Ph.D., National Center for Beef Excellence
Bull Buying Selection Guide & Advantages to Charolais Genetics in the Southeastern U.S. | Bain Wilson, Ph.D.
The Importance of Performance Data in a World of Genomics | Sally Northcutt, Ph.D.
When Should I Submit Performance Data? | Sally Northcutt, Ph.D.
Understanding Contemporary Groups | Sally Northcutt, Ph.D.
Understanding Birthweight Age of Dam Adjustment | Sally Northcutt, Ph.D.
VTU Charolais History & the Breed’s Role in the Southeastern U.S. | Dan Eversole, Ph.D.
AICA Online Registry System Frequently Asked Questions | Maggie Smithee, AICA Asst Recording Secretary
Listening & Learning Industry Session Recap – Full Session Videos
Opportunities in Value-based Feeder Cattle Marketing & Beef Industry Trends | Brian Bertelsen, US Premium Beef
Finding Added Value for Charolais-influenced Feeder Cattle in the Southeastern U.S | Austin Paul, Eugene Barber & Sons
The Importance of Individual Performance Data in a Genomic World | Sally Northcutt, Ph.D., AICA Breed Improvement Consultant
How to Collect and Input Performance Data for AICA Whole Herd Reporting | Maggie Smithee, AICA Asst Recording Secretary
Charolais Across the Nation
CHAROLAIS—VALUE, VERSATILITY & PROFITABILITY
Charolais breeders have done a great job of creating cattle with the genetic potential to get big and put on pounds. That’s good for us. We’re in the business of selling beef!” Todd Sigmon, operations manager for Dinklage Feedyards in Nebraska and Colorado, depends on Charolais and Charolais-cross cattle.
Charolais Proves Valuable in Commercial Cow-Calf Operations Across America
Under Robert Wells’ direction, the Sam Roberts Noble Foundation consults with many commercial cow-calf operations in the the Southern Plains states. As part of the Integrity Beef Alliance, cooperators participate in a comprehensive crossbreeding program using registered Charolais bulls on primarily an Angus based cow herd. They must also comply with a rigorous herd management protocol. Herds market their calves in a value-added market setting that has topped the market each year, providing marketing opportunity to producers of all sizes to capture the value of using Charolais in their beef operations.
Charolais: Value, Versatility & Beef Industry Progress in America
If you missed the recent RFD-TV American Rancher featuring Charolais, here’s the full episode! We thank Robert Wells, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation; Todd Sigmon, Dinklage Feedyards; and Brian Kemp, Mountain Meadows Farm, for their laser focus on the value of Charolais in beef production.
The Future is Bright. The Future is White. The Consumer Has Spoken.
Charolais cattlemen are improving the beef industry one calf at a time.