SUMMER FIELD DAY
A successful Alberta Charolais Association Field Day was held on Aug 23, 2014. Participants first toured Gerrard Cattle Co. of Innisfail, AB before moving on to Prairie Cove Charolais at Bowden, AB. Members viewed cattle and enjoyed fellowship throughout the afternoon. Doug Blair, a Genomics Consultant with the Canadian Charolais Association spoke to the crowd providing a Genomic Crash Course and showed some of the opportunities that Genomics presents. “Genomics is the latest step in the basket of tools available to breeders allowing better information to make breeding decisions and selections” explains Doug, and the benefits of “the increased accuracy of the EPDs [will help] everyone and the breed to make more rapid genetic improvement”. For complete details of Doug Blair’s presentation CLICK HERE.
Since our creation in 1959, the Canadian Charolais Association has served as one of Canada’s major beef breed associations. Based in Calgary, we continually strive to provide our members with up-to-date industry information.
The benefits of using Charolais cattle are obvious – cattlemen simply can’t deny their growth and carcass traits. Over the years, Charolais cattle have earned the reputation of producing cows who can handle a range of environmental conditions and bulls who increase the size and ruggedness of any herd. On the rail, Charolais genetics increase total red meat yield.
Whether you’re a producer looking for Charolais genetics, a member looking to further your involvement in the CCA, or an established breeder looking for producer news, we’re here to help. Contact us for more information on how you can get involved with the Canadian Charolais Association.