Charolais Bull by Peter Munro



Title

Charolais Bull

Artist

Peter Munro

Ref GM2845
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 21" x 16" (53 x 40 cm)
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Description  
Charolais cattle are a beef breed of cattle which originated in Charolais, around Charolles, in France. They are raised for their meat and are known for their composite qualities when crossed with other breeds, most notably Angus and Hereford cattle. The coat is almost pure white and the breed tends to be large muscled, with bulls weighing up to 1,100 kilograms (2,400 lb) and cows up to 900 kilograms (2,000 lb). The breed was introduced in the southern US from Mexico in 1934. Then, a second herd was introduced in the north in the 1960s. In the 1970s Charolais crossbred steers won a number of prominent steer and carcass shows particularly in Texas. The first Charolais steer to win a carcass show was at the San Antonio Livestock Show in 1971.