Did you know that the Charolais breed was first discovered in 878 A.D. The Charolais breed originated from Charolles a French province. After World War I Jean Pugibet brought the Charolais breed back to his ranch in Mexico. The population of the Charolais cattle started to grow. The breed was then introduced into the United States in 1936. The King Ranch in Texas bought two bulls from Jean Pugibet’s ranch. The Charolais cattle started to grow in the United States. In the mid 1960’s fullblooded Charolais’s were imported into the United States. Charolais cattle have many characteristics. Charolais’s are usually a cream or white color. Charolais’s are a natural horned breed of beef. The Charolais breed is known for their carcass and great quality meat. Charolais cattle have broad chests,well-defined hindquarters, and are large framed. The breed has a coat that is adaptable to the weather. In the summer, the coat is short. In the winter, the coat is thick and long. Charolais cattle graze quite aggressively, but the breed does graze efficiently. The weight of the Charolais cows can range from 1,250 to 2,000 pounds. The bulls can weigh from 2,000 to 2,500 pounds. Charolais cattle have very sturdy hooves. They are good for rocky and uneven ground. The Charolais cattle does have a few reproductive issues. One of the reproductive issues is dystocia. Dystocia is when there is trouble with the birthing of the calf. A second problem is the Charolais breed is known to have a prolapse. A prolapse is when the uterus comes out of the cow because of hard birthing. The calves of the Charolais breed weigh from 80 to 110 pounds. Did you know the Charolais breed has a personality. Charolais cattle are known for being aggressive. The breed likes to fight between themselves and they can be flighty. The Charolais mothers are very protective of their calves. This causes a risk to farmers because it can be risky to work with the cows when the calf is around.