Round Up on the Nojoqui Ranch is all about traditions and family. In this drawing, Mom and her youngest boy move the cattle into the holding pen, where the young calves will be split from the mamas; dehorned, wormed and let loose back into the herd. Tradition on the Nojoqui Ranch is to run Charolais cattle. Charolais cattle, originating from France, has impacted the North American beef industry more significantly than any other breed of cattle.
The Charolais came into widespread use in the United States cattle industry at a time when producers were seeking larger framed, heavier cattle than the traditional British breeds. The increased use on the range indicates that the cows have performed well under a variety of environmental conditions. Their ability to walk, graze aggressively in warm weather, withstand reasonable cold, and raise heavy calves has drawn special praise from many that have them. Bulls have developed a well-earned reputation when used in grading-up for herd improvement. This is especially noted when they are used in herds where size and ruggedness are lacking.
Although this information is interesting, I personally like the Charolais much more than most other cattle breeds, because of the ease in drawing white cattle. 🙂