AN Inverloch butcher has said a Charolais cross vealer was one of the best calves he had ever killed out.
The calf came from Paul and Liz Cummins from Stony Creek who run 120 Hereford and Angus cross cows.
Mr Cummins decided to switch from Hereford and Angus bulls to Charolais after visiting the Southern Charolais Breeders Group Sale when it was held at the Whittlesea Showgrounds.
He bought a bull from the Vernola Charolais Stud and has never looked back.
Now, Paul and Liz only use Charolais bulls in their herd. They love their temperament as it is a critical part of their operation to have good temperaments for easy handling.
The pair have sold Charolais crosses as vealers, grown some of them out to steers and also some through to bullocks, making them very versatile as they cover many markets.
They have never had any trouble to finish the Charolais crosses off as steers or bullocks and have done very well in all markets; the buyers want them and don’t mind if they are vealers, steers or bullocks.
They have kept some of their first Charolais cross heifers and they make excellent mothers also.
The pair have now been breeding the Charolais cross for many years and have no intentions of changing.
Paul’s Charolais crosses continue to top the market with some making record prices.
They have been breeding the Charolais cross for many years and have no intentions of changing.
The 18th annual Southern Charolais Breeders Group Sale will be held at the Yea Saleyards on Thursday, March 19 at noon.
Charolais Society of Australia treasurer Ken Manton said he thought the Southern Charolais Breeders Group Sale was the longest running multi-vendor stud sale in Australia.
This year, seven vendors will be selling 33 bulls and 16 females.
South Gippsland farmers reaping benefits of Charolais cross