Charolais to take the spotlight at Berwick Show

AUSTRALIA - Charolais cattle will be the feature breed at the 2007 Berwick Show.
calendar icon 15 February 2007
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Charolais originated in France and are predominantly a white animal with colours ranging to a pale brown red.

The breed is popular in Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom and in Australia.

The breed has been in Australia for more than 40 years after some of the first calves were born at Labertouche just east of Pakenham.

They are known for production of lean meat and their expertise lies in cross breeding with traditional British bred cattle, here in the south, and with Brahmans in northern Australia.

Charolais have dominated at the Royal Melbourne Show winning seven of the past eight champion carcase com¬petitions.

More than 30 Charolais are expected to be at the 2007 Berwick Show with breeders coming from all over Victoria to watch and or display their animals.

Officiating judge is Bruce Starritt from Tatura in Central Victoria.

Bruce’s family operates the noted Kelso Shorthorn Stud and he has judged throughout Australia in both cat¬tle and sheep rings. Judging will take place on Saturday 24 February from 9am on the cattle judging ring.

The animal will be a major part of the grand parade on Saturday afternoon.

Charolais sales will take place throughout February and March with more than 300 bulls and females offered at various venues.

The show will also have the easily identified Hereford, the Angus, Belted Galloway and Welsh Blacks.

Source: Star News Group
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