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    Charolais Family

    These are the local breed of cattle here, there are "Charolais".
    Pure white and very strong, and I think very "cute".


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    Re: Charolais Family

    Rob

    Lovely stuff.

    My father was a Charolais breeder, so I know them very well. Earlier this year when I was in Beaujolais, I took this one. I got it printed up and in text beside it, I wrote:

    "Take the D18 over the top of the hill at the Col de Truges and you enter the Haut Beaujolais and the landscape changes immediately. No longer are there vines. Instead there are fields of wheat, barley, maize and root vegetables. A little further west and you enter Charoloais cattle country, where the fields are turned over to grass and those magnificent white animals have pride of place.
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    Re: Charolais Family

    Yes Donald, the Charolais are a beautiful breed, alongside them here we have the Limousin cattle, these by contrast are all brown and flat coated. Neither are breed for milk, both are meat stock - and very nice too!

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    Re: Charolais Family

    That top shot is really impressive. He's got a solidly sculptural quality to him and you can almost feel the full weight of him pressing down on the ground.

    For many centuries we were only allowed to have Guernseys (developed from Norman Brindles) on our island, but in recent decades I've seen a few Charolais being imported, which has brought a bit of potential excitement to our rather placid cows' lives. All doomed to disappointment though, as they're dairy, not beef cows (though their meat is extremely tasty)

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    Re: Charolais Family

    Thanks Seri
    I must admit, he is a BIG BOY and standing in front of him, he could stare me out anyday!
    Thanks for looking!

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